My name is Monica West and this school year will be my first year at Navarro Elementary. I am BEYOND excited to join this outstanding campus! Please know that for the past 3 years I served as a counselor at CHS so I’m bringing my Tiger Pride, awesome smile, and TCC attitude with me!
I have 20 years total experience in education and absolutely LOVE what I do which is advocating for students’ education, well-being, safety, and social emotional learning/growth.
As part of my comprehensive guidance program the guidance lessons planned for this school year are based on the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Model. SEL is the process through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set/achieve positive goals, feel/show empathy for others, as well as establish/maintain positive relationships and to make responsible decisions.
Research has shown that SEL programs improve students’ social emotional skills, self- awareness, connection to school, positive social behavior, and academic performance; they also reduce emotional distress by teaching students’ resiliency.
I am a proud puppy mommy to Bella – who is spoiled rotten and super cute!! I have 2 grandsons, Nixon and Maddox that I love and absolutely adore!! I enjoy reading, cooking, decorating, and volunteering.
I look forward to working with the students, parents, community, and staff at Navarro Elementary. Together, we will make 2020/2021 a remarkable school year!Ms. Monica Westmwest@cisd.org903-874-1011