Meet the Humans of the Keys

Meet the Humans of the Keys

Friday, July 3, 2015

Connie Chapell , Key Largo

Vice Principal at Treasure Village Montessori
Resides in Key Largo, FL
"I'm most proud of my family in the fact that they have impacted so many lives positively.
From an early age of 5, arriving to Miami as an immigrant from Cuba sharing our home was a natural occurrence. Both of my parents welcomed family and friends to live with us as they journeyed to the United States. My Dad was an active Lion Club member throughout his whole life so servicing others was a given. My parents taught me important life lessons of making a difference in priceless ways by dedicating their time in humanitarian service.
My husband and I met at a psychiatric hospital for children and adolescents. I was a teacher and he was director of the young adult program and substance abuse. Working in mental health changed our lives. The importance of putting family first and helping others has continued to be a common theme in our lives. I am blessed that as a family we have had the opportunity to help those in crises or lend a helping hand. One of my daily joys comes from greeting students at school. My children were exposed to many challenges and frequently shared their space with others. I believe the foundation my parents have given me will continue as a legacy in our family."

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