About Monica Garcia-Larson...
Position: 8th Grade ELA Teacher
Phone: (480) 883-4658
Welcome to Mrs. Garcia-Larson's 8th Grade English Language Arts Class!
My Education and Professional Background
I have been teaching since January of 1999. My teaching experience includes kindergarten, third, fifth, sixth, and seventh & eighth grade English Language Arts. I earned my Bachelor's Degree from Arizona State University with an ESL endorsement for grades K-12. Furthermore, I earned my Master's Degree from Northern Arizona University in Educational Leadership, and I am highly qualified to teach English Language Arts in grade 7-12.
My Educational Philosophy
I believe that all students are capable of great things with the necessary effort needed to achieve their goals. My job as a teacher is to help my students realize their goals and equip them with the necessary tools to make them a reality. I am the very proud mother of identical twin boys who are college students! In my spare time I enjoy going to the gym, shopping, dancing, reading, writing, watching movies and sports, and spending time with family. I love seeing students grow throughout the year both academically and socially. I am looking forward to a positive and memorable year!