Mrs. Virma Chavez is the school leader at Apache Trail High School. She was born in Mexico, but raised here in Fountain Hills, Arizona. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Justice Studies and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish. She then went on to earn her Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Phoenix.
Mrs. Chavez is coming to Apache Trail from a Leona Group sister school, South Pointe High School, where she had worked since 2007. There she was the Assistant Principal for 7 years. She has also taught Spanish levels 1-4, Criminal Justice, and Business Management. She was also the Senior Class Counselor and the Athletic Director. Mrs. Chavez has a passion for teaching and coaching softball, for which she was awarded the ACAA 3A Softball Coach of the Year in 2012. She is also an alumnus of the Leona Group's Aspiring School Leader Program.
Mrs. Chavez joined Apache Trail at the beginning of April and is excited and looking forward to meeting all of our students and families and becoming an active member in the ATHS community. She hopes to make a difference through the development of community relations to foster a brighter tomorrow.
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