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Mrs. Catherine Thiveos

Hello Puma Guardians, 

 My name is Catherine Thiveos, and I have the pleasure of teaching your 9th-grade students this year. 

Although this is my first year teaching full-time at CHS, I have been a substitute teacher for the last three years, and am very familiar with the spirit of Chaparral High School, which is one of the many reasons why I love this school!

Here are some fun facts about me:

~I have my Masters degree in Learning and Technology from Azusa Pacific University as well as my English Teaching Credential

~I have my Undergraduate degree in Business, Marketing, from California State University, Fullerton

~I was a professional ballerina with the Stuttgart Ballet in Germany and moved there when I was 18 years old 

~My husband, Mr. Thiveos, is also a Puma and teaches Drawing and Painting and 3-D Art (this is his 2nd year at CHS)

~We have two children ( as of January 2022, Ophelia- 22 months, and Alaric- 6 months)

In my spare time, I enjoy exercising, reading, meeting with friends, and traveling with my family! 

Growth mindset is something I am very passionate about within the area of teaching! I got into this profession because I am inspired to motivate and assist students in helping to achieve their greatest potential. It is hard to see what we are capable of at times, but I truly believe we are all able to achieve great things with the right mindset, some hard work, and the support in place to make it happen. 

 For updated grades, the best rule of thumb in my class is to stay up to date with what is posted on INFINITE CAMPUS, Canvas grades will not be accurately reflective of how your child is doing. 

That being said, if your child is out for any reason, work will be posted in a timely manner via CANVAS. When in doubt, I am very communicative and it is advised to reach out to me via E-MAIL in which I will get back to you as soon as I possibly can. My email is- 

 Thanks so much, and make it a great day!

Catherine Thiveos


Looking forward to a great year with you all! :)