- Your Voice
Evaijah Cruz, at left, and Jose Camancho, at right, have felt the outreach of their Ironwood Ridge English teacher, Theresa Chavez, middle. She has served as an educator and friend to these students, who live in group foster homes.
One month ago, Ironwood Ridge High School teacher Theresa Chavez reached out to the community for help. Her husband, Timothy Chavez, has been battling chronic autoimmune hepatitis since he was 24 years old, and in the passing years the disease has worsened, causing severe scarring on his liver to the point he is in dire need of a liver transplant.
Theresa Chavez, a teacher at Ironwood Ridge High School, feels like she is often thought of as “the woman with the sick husband,” while in fact, she is far more than that. She is a mother to two children, Ryan, 12, and Isabella, 19 months. She is a teacher who has been locally recognized for changing the lives of students with troubled home lives. And indeed, she is a wife to Tim Chavez, a man she never wants to have to live without.
Theresa Chavez, of Ironwood Ridge High School, was recently recognized by Tucson Values Teachers for using education as a tool to impact the lives of children who face atypical adversity outside of the classroom.
Oct. 13 class for babysitters at Golder Ranch
Openings left in two Spanish classes at SB