Ms. Jordan-Chavez - - World History / Women's & Gender Studies
Degrees and Certifications:
MS in Family Studies; MA in Speech, Communication, Theatre & Dance; BA in Theatre & History with Education Certification; Licensed Marital and Family Therapist
Ms. Melissa Jordan-Chavez
This is my 8th year teaching in Judson ISD and my 3rd year at Karen Wagner High School. Previously, I taught Theatre Arts, Speech, and AVID at Kirby Middle School. I have two Masters Degrees from Kansas State University. My undergraduate degree is from Stephen F. Austin University; I completed a teaching internship at Lufkin Middle School and my student teaching at Central Heights ISD. Before teaching in JISD, I worked as a marriage and family therapist for 12 years with adolescents and families in both community and residential settings. Mental wellness and validation all students is very important to me.
I love history and want to help my students love it too -- learning social studies helps students become effective citizens of the world. My goal is to empower my students to both think deeply and to express themselves effectively. My background in theatre and drama therapy help me bring unique activities and experiences to the classroom to engage learners.