Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Vocal Performance, University of North Texas Bachelor of Music Education, University of North Texas Master of Information Science with Certfication in School Librarianship
Mrs. Vanessa Chavez
I am originally from Edinburg, Texas, located in the Rio Grande Valley and moved to Plano after graduating from the University of North Texas with my degree in Music Education. I have taught choir at Bowman and Otto Middle Schools for a total of 17 years. In those years, I have had the privilege and honor to work with the young people of this city, to help them see the beauty of music and of their own voice.
In May 2022, I graduated with my Masters in Library Science from the University of North Texas. While I am sad to leave my students and my world of music, I am thrilled to enter a world in which I can work with each student at Bethany Elementary. My hopes as a librarian are to help students find books they love, to help students explore what they are passionate about, to collaborate with classroom teachers and to help students with tools and strategies to thrive as a learner and young person in this 21st century.
I live in Plano with my husband, my daughter (4) and son (2). In my free time, I enjoy reading books, cooking new recipes, singing and dancing.