A Note from Ms. Garza
Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. American Studies Gen Ed EC-6
I seriously enjoy getting to know the students in my class and seeing them make connections in learning. I am a proud UTSA Road Runner graduate. I have been a TX Certifies Teacher for going on nine years now, and I honestly love and enjoy teaching your students. I am firm, fair, and consistent as we have fun within the classroom (and as of last spring, online.) My Texas Esucator Certification inclured a Standard Classroom Teacher EC-6th grade Generalist. I also have a Child Care Director's Licence for the state of Texas and have attained well over 30 hours of GT training as well.
Coming from various schools, disciplines, and classrooms (both Departmentalized and self contained), I have learned to integrate many disciplines across different subject areas. Instilling leadership is a strong foundation for ensuring student success not only in academics within the Judson District but for the rest of their lives. Building character, integrity, good work ethics, social intelligence, and other forms of leadership is key for me and my students. We play hard, but we work even harder: we love to have fun, but we also know when to get serious about our academics. Our students may need to learn grit and perseverance as some assignments will be rigorous being that 5th grade is a transition year into middle school. I know that your students can and will succeed in life. They will grow up to become doctors, lawyers, teachers, preachers, songwriters, actors, sports stars, and anything else they put their hearts and hands to, and I am going to do everything I can to help foster a love of learning as they grow up to achieve their dreams. I look forward to a great year with you all.
"Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory." -Theodor Seuss "Ted" Geisel