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Posted April 25, 2011

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Anne Brabson and Betty Katherine Baca-Chavez Retiring from Dolores Gonzales Elementary

There will be a celebration for several employees at Dolores Gonzales Elementary who plan to retire at the end of the school year. The retirement celebration will be held from 3-5 p.m. Thursday, May 19, in the gym at Dolores Gonzales. They are:

Anne Brabson

Ann Brabson, Dolores Gonzales ElementaryAnne Brabson has dedicated her career to teaching at Dolores Gonzales Elementary. Through the years, she has taught kindergarten, second, third, fourth and fifth grades. Along with teaching, Brabson has also been the primary math and early childhood literacy leaders. She has worked with youth leadership in the upper grades and trained students to be conflict mediators. Brabson has served as the textbook adoption chair for language arts, science and social studies. She also facilitated the Geography Bee sponsored by National Geographic for eight years, and she has mentored many teachers. She feels the best part of teaching at Dolores Gonzales for 23 years is having the opportunity to teach several generations of families within the community.

Betty Katherine Baca-Chávez

Betty Katherine Baca-Chavez, Dolores GonzalesBetty Katherine Baca-Chávez began as a bilingual assistant at Ernie Pyle Mid-School and worked there for 11 years. After returning to school to receive her teaching degree, she was hired as an ESL teacher at Dolores Gonzales Elementary where she has shared her expertise since 1992. Baca-Chávez has taught first through fifth grades and has served as bilingual coordinator. She also served as an assessor and validator of teacher portfolios for the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards from 1999 to 2010 in San Antonio and  Dallas, TX; Princeton, NJ; and Philadelphia, PA. She served on the planning committee and was a teacher of ENLACE (Engaging Latin American Citizens in Education).  Baca-Chávez was a teacher for the UNM Family Literacy Project from 2005-2009 at Dolores Gonzales.

Dora Ortiz

Principal Dora Ortiz is also retiring. Read her retirement announcement >>

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