After a month without a business teacher, Chaparral High School has hired a replacement, Viol Ann Lares who used to work in Socorro Independent School District in El Paso, TX as a Curriculum Coach and will now be teaching at CHS
Lares graduated from the University of Texas in El Paso (UTEP) with a major in Business Administration. Her inspiration to achieve her goals was her ex-boss, when she used to work in the Department of Human Services in the Socorro District before becoming a teacher.
The reason she came to work at CHS is because she retired after working 30 years in education in Texas, and found herself at home not doing anything productive, so she decided to apply outside of Texas but in public education to continue making a difference in students’ lives.
Lares taught for the last 17 years and for the prior 13 years she worked in Education as a secretary.
Lares likes a lot of things about Chaparral High School, for example, the surroundings, the unity of the community and the fact that the students want to learn. Lares says, “Students are very respectful and humble.” She still does not know many of the students, only the ones that she has for her classes, but she says they are very shy and quiet. She thinks it has something to do with their culture; Hispanics tend to be very shy.
“I’m just another individual and I’m not different from anybody else”, said Lares.
What she wants her students to get from her job is to learn to apply what they have learned either in a career setting, on a university level, or a job preparation at a job level.
Lares likes our school so much that she sees herself working here in five years because the students are able to learn, and they are very respectful, and also because the students and staff made her feel welcome.