Your Coach, Dr. Chae
Dr. Chawanna B. Chambers is a national award-winning and board-certified PK-20 career educator with teaching experience spanning primary, secondary, and higher education. She has taught K-12 English online, coordinated Title I after-school tutoring programs, served as a reading intervention teacher, planned & facilitated advisory programs, developed curriculum, supported teachers as an instructional coach, published educational research, and served in several other leadership capacities. In addition to being named New Teacher of the Year in 2009, the National Council for Teachers of English awarded her with one of its Early Career Educator awards, and she received the Principal’s Award on her campus in 2010. Chawanna was a class of 2018 New Leaders Council San Antonio fellow and 2019 Leadership SAISD cohort member.
Chawanna, known as Dr. Chae to many, thrives at the intersection of educational theory and practice. Understanding students’ experiences in school is integral to delivering what will help create a lifetime of meaningful success and joy for each of them. Using research and relationships as the cornerstone of her work, she works to design learning environments that encourage belonging and mastery for K-12 students. Currently, Chawanna serves as Chief Academic Officer for a rapidly-growing public school network in South Central Texas.