Christine Chavez has been the principal of P.S. 45 in Staten Island since 2010. Previously, Christine worked in District 20 in Brooklyn as an assistant principal, literacy coach, Reading Recovery teacher and Classroom teacher. In 2016, P.S. 45 received the UFT Innovation in Education Award. Chavez has earned advanced degrees from Brooklyn College, Adelphi University as well as an administrative degree from the College of St. Rose.