Phone: (914) 376-8400


Degrees and Certifications:

Degrees: Manhattanville College, B.F.A Manhattanville College, M.P.S University of Rochester, M.S Certifications: TESOL, K-12 Visual Arts, K-12 Reading Specialist, 5-12

Ms. Chavez

Welcome to the 2023-2024 Academic Year at Lincoln High School!

I am honored to introduce myself as one of the three English as a New Language (ENL) teachers with an additional degree in Reading & Literacy (5-12). As a Lancer myself, Class of 2001, it gives me great joy to assist our English language learners on their socio-academic linguistic journey. This year marks my 16th year as an educator and my 5th year serving the Yonkers Public School community. 

Educational Philosophy

I believe that every student can be successful. Once students become active participants in their learning, know how they learn best, and have discipline, they are unstoppable!

Co-Teaching Model

I have the privilege of co-teaching Integrated English/ENL classes with Mr. Mulqueen. We aim to create a collaborative space where both English Language Learners and English fluent peers can learn from each other by co-constructing meaning through an authentic learning experience.

Our classes are scheduled as follows:

  • Periods 2, 7, and 8: English 9
  • Periods 1 and 5: English 10

Both Mr. Mulqueen and I are Yonkers natives, and we share the same educational philosophy. We work effectively as an educational team and look forward to working with you to advance your son or daughter’s education. 

Important Digital Resources

Students are required to have access to:

  • Microsoft district email.
    • Read and send e-mails to us both and their other teachers.
  • PowerSchool
    • Check grades
  • Schoology
    • Read any additional shared resources 
  • Clever
    • CommonLit
    • NewsELA
    • Nearpod
    • Castle Learning

Links to these platforms are available in our digital classroom.


Please do not hesitate to reach out to either Mr. Mulqueen or I if you need assistance.

E-mail me:

If you prefer to speak on the phone, e-mail me first, and I will provide my cellphone number. If your preferred language is Spanish, I am fluent, and I am more than happy to assist you.

Office Hours

  • Monday-Friday: 2:39 pm - 3:39 pm

Additional Support

  • Contractual Extra Help: Tuesdays from 2:39 pm - 3:15 pm

Faculty Advisor Roles:

  • EF Tour Group Leader
  • Spring Break 2024: Barcelona The City Stay
  • Mexican American Student Association (MASA) 
  • Take a Look at Teaching/Grow Your Own TALAT/GYO 
  • Talent Show Coordinator
  • Seal of Biliteracy Sponsor (NYSSB)

Reading Challenge:

If you have a library card, you can check out books physically or borrow e-books on Overdrive. I encourage you to challenge yourself by dedicating at least 30 minutes each day to reading.