Phone: 810.591.7309


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Mrs. Crystal Chapa

Greetings from Room 241!  

I love teaching middle school and believe that West is the BEST!  I've been a language arts, social studies, and/or science teacher at WMS since 2010.  Prior to West, I taught at Brendel Elementary here in Grand Blanc and at Pontiac Academy of Excellence in Pontiac, Michigan.  I'll also hold the titles of Language Arts Curriculum Chair and Teacher Coach starting in the 2019-2020 school year.  I've earned a Bachelor of Science degree in K-8 Education, a Master of Education degree in Educational Studies, and an Educational Specialist certification in Leadership.  I feel so very fortunate to have the opportunity to learn and grow in my personal and professional life.  I work hard to promote the idea of life-long learning in all my students.  I look forward to working with all students to further develop their reading, writing, speaking and listening skills and to encourage everyone to "embrace the journey"!  When I'm not at school I enjoy spending time with my family; especially my husband, three kids, and Golden Retriever puppy! I also love volunteering, traveling, camping, and spending time outdoors.

WMS Mission Statement:  Grand Blanc West Middle School is committed to empowering students to grow academically, socially, and emotionally while preparing them to be positive citizens in the community.   

Motto: EMBRACE THE JOURNEY  #embracethejourney


  •   Help me build a better classroom!

    I want to make sure my students have the materials and experiences they need to succeed, so I just created a request for my classroom at DonorsChoose.orgFlexible Seating for Optimal Focus.

    Give to my classroom by August 18 and your donation will be doubled thanks to Just enter the code LIFTOFF on the payment page and you'll be matched dollar for dollar (up to $50).

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    If you chip in to help my students, you'll get awesome photos and our heartfelt thanks.

    Thanks so much,

    P.S. If you know anyone who may want to help my classroom, please pass this along!

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