My name is Yvette Bazan. I am the bilingual and gifted coordinator/interventionist/parent advocate at Orozco Academy. I enjoy working with children and helping them reach for their dreams through their education. I believe every child should be valued and treated with respect and receive the best education. An education should empower a child and help him or her make a positive contribution to our world.
I have a daughter and two 4-legged children. I was born and raised in the City of Chicago. I attended Michigan State University where I graduated with a Bachelors of Science (BS). I received my Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from St. Xavier University. I also earned two additional masters in Supervision & Administration and Teaching from Concordia University. I have worked for Chicago Public Schools for 18 years in many different capacities. I started as an educational support personnel then became a bilingual teacher, an assistant principal, compliance officer in the Office of Language and Culture, a bilingual & gifted coordinator.
I enjoy traveling. During the summer I spend my free-time with my daughter and gardening. In my spare time, I like to participate in community organizations. I’m very involved with El Dia de los Niños Committee in Pilsen. I am their Chair for the Scholarship Committee who awards scholarships for students in need (especially DACA students). I also keep close ties with my University and I am part of the Michigan State University Latino Alumni Board.