Episode 011: Fred Navarro

Fred Navarro

Fred Navarro:

Our guest is Fred Navarro an 8th grade English teacher and coach. Fred talks about his journey into teaching and how frustration with not being able to reach all his students nearly ended his career before it began. Fred discusses how athletics kept him in school and how being a coach gives him another dimension for reaching his students.

Fred also talks about how his parents stressed the importance of education in achieving success and as a result he is one of eleven children who are 1st generation college graduates. ¬†Fred has served on the staff of A Blue Ribbon School in San Antonio’s Northside Independent School District (Stevenson Middle School) and has years of experience with ESL students.

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“Teach Like a Champion” by Doug Lemov or visit their web site at:


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