President

President

Cate Valenzuela

President@ChavezPTO.org

Hello! I became a part of the PTO last year when I chaired the Fun Fair. I’m looking forward to working with the PTO to continue to build strong school-community connections and encourage the many wonderful aspects of the Chavez community. My husband, Carlos, and I have one daughter, Penny (DLI 1st Grade) and one dog, Daria (lab/border collie mix). As a family, we enjoy travelling and working on our butterfly and vegetable gardens. I’m a technical writer at Epic and in my free time I’m the president of my neighborhood association and one of the leaders of the Madison chapter of Box of Balloons. I’m looking forward to getting to know you!

Treasurer

Treasurer

Jennifer Wood

Treasurer@ChavezPTO.org

My husband Philip and I have 2 kids at Chávez - Jonathan who will be in 3rd grade for the 2019-20 school year and Abby who will be in 1st grade DLI. I got involved with the PTO because I wanted to help make our big school feel a little bit smaller. When I'm not wrangling my children or numbers for the PTO you might find me working as a pharmacist at the VA or riding my bike. I recently decided to start racing cyclocross which is a lot of fun.

Restaurant Coordinator

Restaurant Coordinator

Heather Wimmer

Restaurants@ChavezPTO.org

I'm Heather, mom to 4 boys, twins in 2nd grade, a Kindergartener, and a 1-year old. When not breaking up fights, cleaning up pee, or listening to Pokémon dissertations, I loves to take photos, go to the movies, and watch TV while folding bottomless baskets of laundry.  Last year, I organized the book fair, and this year, I am excited to also coordinate the restaurant night fundraisers.

Volunteer Coordinator

Volunteer Coordinator

Volunteer Coordinator (Vacant)

Volunteers@ChavezPTO.org

Our volunteer coordinator makes volunteers feel welcome and appreciated at events, works with community partners to find volunteers to support our events, and keeps tabs on whether we have enough volunteers for each event. Please contact Cate at president@chavezpto.org if you're interested in this role!

Staff Representative

Staff Representative

Jamie Krohn

jkrohn@madison.k12.wi.us

Hello! My name is Jamie Krohn.  I am the teacher representative for our PTO.  I have been a member of our Chavez Community for 19 years.  I have enjoyed teaching Kindergarten and First Grade. This year my role at Chavez will be teaching and working with our wonderful First Grade families. 

    I am also a Chavez parent.  My son Cameron who is 12 went to Chavez and Connor is a current 4th Grader.  When I am not teaching I am busy cheering Cameron and Connor on the fields or in the pool.  I am a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Madison and enjoy cheering on our Wisconsin Badgers whenever I get the chance. 

    My goal this year is to help build strong relationships within our Chavez community.  I want to help organize and facilitate events that are inclusive to all of our families as well as help continue the amazing growth of our Chavez scholars.   I look forward to help bridge the communication and relationships between our staff and parent community.

Principal

Principal

Kelly Lawler

kalawler@madison.k12.wi.us

Kelly Lawler is the Principal at Chávez Elementary. She was the Assistant Principal for 3 years before becoming Principal in 2017. She is excited to keep the momentum going to make Chávez one of the best schools in Madison. She is dedicated to fostering an environment that allows all stakeholders to build strong relationships so that all Chávez scholars thrive!

Assistant Principal

Assistant Principal

Karen Mullen

mullen@madison.k12.wi.us

Wishlist Coordinator

Mandi Stevents

wishlist@chavezpto.org

Mandi matches up the teachers' wishes with your donations and buys the items to fulfill the wishes.