Chapa, Christina Vanderlinden

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Mrs. Christina Vanderlinden Chapa

Christina Vanderlinden Chapa

I am the assistant principal at Lamar Elementary School in charge of the About Face Program. This is my third year with Elementary & Middle School DAEP / JJAEP programs, and my 22nd year as an educator in EPISD.

Before moving into educational administration, I was a literacy coach for many years. I have also taught Pre-K, 2nd grade, 5th grade, and music throughout my career. 
In 1994 I graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN with degrees in Individual and Family Studies (Child Development), Elementary Education, and Early Childhood Education. During my four years at Concordia, I also studied music (voice) and was fortunate to have the opportunity to sing in some amazing choirs.  In 2011 I graduated from UTEP with my MEd, a master's degree in Educational Administration & PK-12 Leadership. Someday I would like to be a principal. I would also like to teach college to students who want to become teachers!

I am looking forward to another excellent year working with children, parents, and teachers at our new location, Lamar.
Christina Chapa, MEd
Assistant Principal
About Face Alternative Program
Lamar Elementary School
1440 E. Cliff
El Paso, TX 79902

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