About Garcia...
Subject / Grade Kindergarten
Room: 37
Phone: 480-883-4335
Email: Garcia
"Don't practice until you get it RIGHT, Practice until you cannot get it Wrong. Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it's about learning to Dance in the Rain"
-- Unknown, Vivian Greene

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My family and I moved to the East Valley 2 years ago. Prior to moving here, we lived in the Denver area for 18 wonderful years with our children - Gabriel, Annalise and Cristian. We spend a lot of time juggling between all their activities at their junior high and high schools! My husband and I cherish the time we have with our kiddos by attending all their sporting and dance events. We love being their #1 fans! We love vacation time and any opportunity to enjoy life with ones we love.

My Education and Professional Background

This is my 20th year teaching and it will be my 3rd year at Tarwater. I received my undergraduate degree from University of New Mexico in 1997 earning a degree in Early Childhood Multicultural Education. Later in 2009, I pursued and earned my Master’s degree in Teaching through Grand Canyon University. I started my teaching career in the Denver, CO area in 1997 teaching Preschool Special Education. The next year I started teaching Kindergarten morning and afternoon sessions. After 6 years of teaching Kindergarten I decided to loop up with my students to teach 1st grade. I happily taught 1st grade for 10 years until I decided to go back to Kindergarten. I am passionate about Early Childhood and enjoy the look of “light bulb” moments.

My Educational Philosophy

It is my goal each year to provide an environment that is safe and loving, so that students have the opportunity to succeed to their highest potential. I am passionate about helping students set goals and pursue those goals with positive attitudes and work ethics. In addition to academics, I want my students to be caring and compassionate people who respect one another. Also, it is my sincerest hope to help children become learners who are motivated to be real participants in their education.

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