Principal, Monica Ordaz

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Principal, Monica Ordaz

A Fort Worth native and graduate of the University of Notre Dame Mrs. Ordaz has dedicated her career to working with students from diverse backgrounds.  She taught Kindergarten and First Grade at D.McRae Elementary School for seven years before becoming a literacy coach at Riverside Applied Learning Center. She received her Master's Degree in Language and Literacy from Harvard's Graduate School of Education and a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Texas at Arlington through Fort Worth ISD's Aspiring Principals Program.  She served a one year administrative residency at McClung Middle School.  Mrs. Ordaz was the Assistant Principal at Meadowbrook Elementary before being named Principal of Cesar Chavez Elementary School. 

 Assistant Principal, Olivia Keener

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Assistant Principal, Olivia Keener

Mrs. Olivia Keener has been an educator for twelve years. She is a proud native of Fort Worth and product of the FWISD school system. She received a Bachelor‘s Degree in Human Learning from Texas Wesleyan University and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Texas at Arlington. 

Mrs. Keener began her official teaching career at Glen Park Elementary and taught for six years in grades 3rd through 5th. She served as a Learning Network Specialist for two years and as an Instructional Campus Coach at Diamond Hill Elementary for a year; before being name Assistant Principal at Cesar Chavez Elementary. 

Mrs. Keener believes that all students are capable of growth and deserve a rich, engaging, and equitable learning experience. Her passion is in providing an educational experience that promotes problem solving, critical thinking, communication, and collaboration. Mrs. Keener's vision is to provide each student with the foundation needed to build upon in order to become productive citizens who will make meaningful contributions to the community. 

 Sylvia Burleson

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Sylvia Burleson

Mrs. Sylvia Burleson has been serving in the field of education for over 20 years. She began her journey in education in California where she taught 2nd, 5th and 7th grade. After relocating to Texas, Mrs. Burleson transitioned to working directly with teachers, providing instructional support services to increase student achievement. She has been privileged to serve in the roles of math coach, Peer Master Educator, Learning Network Specialist, Direct Interactive Instruction Coach, and Literacy Learning Model Coach. She currently serves as a FWISD Instructional Coach at Cesar Chavez.

Mrs. Burleson earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Nicholls State University and a Master of Science degree in Education and Cross-Cultural Teaching from National University-San Bernardino. She is committed to being a life-long learner and credits her parents who were both educators for igniting and fueling her passion for learning and her inspiration to become an educator.

 Data Analyst, Mrs. Kinkead

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Data Analyst, Mrs. Kinkead

Mrs. Kinkead has worked as an educator in FWISD for 21 years.  She was born and raised in Iowa and attended Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois where she earned her bachelor’s degree in education in 1991.  She taught elementary education for two years in Iowa before moving to Fort Worth in 1993.  She joined FWISD in 1998 as a 1st grade teacher.  Through the years she has worked with gifted and talented, reading resource and is currently a Data Analyst.  She enjoys working with the teachers, students, families, and community of Cesar Chavez Elementary.  Mrs. Kinkead lives in Keller with her husband, Jerry.  She has three grown children and an adorable dog named Gracie.  She enjoys traveling, working puzzles, and spending time with her family and her dog.

Mrs. Lupold

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Mrs. Lupold

Hello! My name is Ann Lupold. I am so fortunate to be your school counselor. It is my privilege to serve the students of Cesar Chavez! I believe in that our students should be supported socially and, emotionally while encouraging their academic growth. I have been in elementary education for over 25 years!. I believe my role as school counselor is to help each student reach their full potential as a student while thinking about their future. Professionally, my goal is to help students with growth mindset, social skills, and healthy interpersonal relationships while presenting them with career and college goals. I am very excited to witness our students’ blossom into citizens of their community.

Mrs. Webb, R.N.

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Mrs. Webb, R.N.

Mrs. Webb was born and raised in Fort Worth Texas. She graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor of Science of Nursing in 2011. She is currently attending the University of Texas at Arlington working on her Master in Science of Nursing to become a pediatric nurse practitioner. She began her nursing career working in a Dallas children’s hospital for almost 3 years. During that time she cared for patients in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, and a step down care unit. She has been a school nurse with Fort Worth ISD for almost 6 years and loves being a part of the education system. Mrs. Webb loves working with children and strongly believes that education is the best way to impact their lives both in the short and long term. She is married and has 2 dogs who provide endless amounts of entertainment. She has not been blessed with children yet but is hopeful it will happen soon. In her free time she loves to garden, practice yoga, go sailing, travel, read and play with her dogs.

 Mrs. Self, Librarian

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Mrs. Self, Librarian

Ms. Self was a classroom teacher for 10 years before becoming a librarian in 2002. She is a graduate of Texas Wesleyan University,  and studied Library Science at the University of North Texas. Ms. Self is passionate about helping her students to experience the joy of reading, and to appreciate the value of education. She enjoys music, travel, reading, spending time with family, and training her three active dogs.