Meet Our Principal
Phone: (210) 945-5110
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science in Applied Learning & Development from the University of Texas at Austin Master of Education with Specialization in Instructional Technology from Houston Baptist University Master of Education in Administration from Lamar University Texas Educator Certifications: Elementary Self-Contained Grades (1-8) Elementary Bilingual/ESL-Spanish Grades (1-8) Elementary Spanish Grades (1-8) Principal Grades (EC-12)
Mrs. Erika Olivan Garza
Welcome to Coronado Village Elementary! Home of the Toros! We are proud to be a Dual Language School!
I was born in El Paso, Texas, and raised in Odessa, Texas. I received my Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Applied Learning and Development from the University of Texas at Austin and earned a Master’s in Curriculum & Instruction with a specialization in Instructional Technology as well as a Master’s in Educational Administration. My educational career began here in San Antonio in 1999 with Northside ISD. In NISD I served as a bilingual teacher, curriculum writer, and provided professional development to teachers across the district. I joined Judson ISD in 2007 and have served as an Instructional Technology Specialist, Assistant Principal, and Principal. This year marks my 24th year in education. I currently serve as the President Elect of the Region 20 Board of Texas Elementary Principals & Supervisors Association.
I have a strong love for education and my family. I have been married for 18 years and have two daughters. My oldest, Vivianna, attends UT Austin (GO LONGHORNS!) and my youngest, Jaquelin, attends Veterans Memorial High School. Coming from a bilingual background growing up, I have always had a passion for bilingual education and dual-language. I am proud that both of my children were in the Dual Language Program at Coronado Village from K-5th. I feel extremely blessed and am eager to serve the CVE Toro community as your new principal!
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Nelson Mandela