Anabel Avitia


2nd Grade Dual Language Teacher

Mrs. Avitia has sixteen years of teaching experience from suburban to urban teaching and is one of Namaste's founding teachers. She obtained her bachelor's degree in Psychology from NIU. Her master's is in Education, with a ESL/Bilingual endorsement from UIC. She is passionate about dual language, research and learning opportunities. Her approach is creative with the importance of making connections with all her students.

What is your favorite place in the world and why?

Sunsets at the beach because the sky looks so pretty over the ocean.

Where would you most like to travel to and why?

Machu Picchu because of its archaeological importance, nature and cultural history.

What has been your greatest adventure?

Hiking on a volcano.

Who was your favorite teacher and why?

My middle school science teacher, she taught me that science is a way of knowing and a way of developing knowledge.

My favorite thing about working at Namaste Charter School is...

My amazing students, their families and colleagues.