All posts by Jose Ortiz

Welcome Ms. Monzon

     Ms. Monzon has now joined the staff and other counselors since October.She grew up in El Paso (or central El Paso to be more specific). She went
on to go to two colleges, one of them being UTEP. Then she went on to first
becoming a high school teacher. She said, “I was first a high school teacher
but I loved to help kids.”

After a while of working with kids she decided to start working with young
adults to help them out. Her first real job as a counselor was actually in
Ysleta Middle School. She said she was inspired by her own counselor to be a
counselor. She said, “I’ve always wanted to help young adults with their future”.
So far she has helped so many of Chaparral’s students.

Ms. Monzon plans on working in Chaparral High School for a very long time.
She even said, “I plan on working here until I am very old.” She wants to help
us all in any way she can and help us find our path to success. According to her
she wants Chaparral High School to be her very last job until retirement.
She said, “I would never quit my job here not even for one that pays more.”

Welcome Mr. Viera

  Alex Viera, a social studies teacher, has just joined Chaparral High School. Viera retired after more the 32 years of teaching in Texas at Bowie High School and is now teaching in New Mexico

   Viera said,”I immediately knew that I wanted to teach and coach right after high school.” Viera graduated high school and then went to UTEP. After college, Viera started teaching at Guillen Middle School. He taught there for about 16 years. He then started to teach at Bowie High School for another 16 years before retiring from Texas.

Viera said,”I was given the opportunity to teach at Chaparral High School by   my uncle Mr.Encina. In his opinion Viera is a different teacher compared to the others. Viera said,”I am more lenient, I give students the chance they deserve and I focus on helping them on any problem they have.”Viera wants to make a difference in the life of young adults by teaching them how to succeed in life. Viera said,” Everyone has an opportunity you just have to choose if you will take it.”