Ingrid Chavez

TOK Teacher

I am very much looking forward to joining the DCI community as a teacher of Theory of Knowledge (TOK). I am originally from the DC area, where I received both my Bachelor of Arts and Masters of Education degrees. After teaching in Arlington, VA for six years, I ventured overseas for seven years as an IB teacher at International School Moshi (United World College East Africa) in Tanzania and most recently, The American School of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo. I have served as CAS Coordinator and taught MYP English Language and Literature, MYP English Language Acquisition, DP English B as well as TOK. I believe that learning must be meaningful and driven by student-centered inquiry and love how TOK allows students to be true inquirers and thinkers in authentic and meaningful ways! My professional interest has been focused on experiential and service-learning, and I have led service-learning projects in Mexico, Senegal, Tanzania, Kenya, and Kinshasa (DRC). In addition to spending time with my husband (who is also an IB teacher) and my three children, I enjoy reading, hiking, traveling, swimming and running.