Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce Teacher of the Year at Our Lady of Grace
May 14, 2015 | posted by Sue Brown, Editor, Pleasonton Express
Topics: Catholic Schools
Blasa Chapa earned her Associate Degree from Southwest Texas Jr. College in Uvalde, Texas, Bachelor of Science Degree from Sul Ross State University and her Masters Degree and Educational Administration Certificate from Texas A & M Kingsville. She has been a teacher for over 30 years, teaching numerous grade levels and subject areas, both in elementary and high school.
The last four years, she has taught 2nd Grade and a Spanish elective class (to all age levels) at Our Lady of Grace Academy (25 East Fifth Street, Leming, TX). Even after 30 years “on the job”, Blasa continues to work with enthusiasm and dedication to her profession and her students. Her sister says “Blasa has always been in school.”
Blasa was elected and has served as a member of the Pleasanton I.S.D. School Board since 2006. She is an active member of St. Andrews Catholic Church in Pleasanton. She volunteers and supports all activities sponsored by Our Lady of Grace Academy, Pleasanton I.S.D., St. Andrews Catholic Church and other community organizations, whenever and wherever she is needed. Blasa has been a member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority for 25 years. She has been chapter president, held other chapter offices, committee chairmanships and has been sorority Woman of the Year, all while maintaining a full time job.
Blasa balances teaching with her other important roles in life, as a daughter (caregiver), wife, mother and grandmother. She is married to Art Chapa, lives in Pleasanton, Texas, and has 3 children and 7 grandchildren. Besides volunteering their time, Blasa and Art Chapa have donated many of Art’s beautiful handcrafted mesquite wood items for school and church fundraisers.
Photo credit: Sue Brown, Pleasanton Express