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School Mascot: Gladiators

School Colors: Black, Silver

Mission Statement:
At Dr. Hector P. Garcia Middle School, we:
Grow - Critical thinkers who positively impact society
Reflect - On our relevant and rigorous instruction
Inspire - A love of learning
Take ownership of every student’s learning experience as a team with parents and community

Vision Statement: Garcia Middle School will educate and empower lifelong learners who are responsible, contributing citizens in a diverse, evolving world.

Dr. Mark Lopez - Principal
Theresa Heim - Vice Principal

The Vice-Principal also serves as the Campus Behavior Coordinator. They can be reached by email at theresa.heim@nisd.net or by phone at 210-397-8415.

I attended the University of the Incarnate Word where I earned a B.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies, M.Ed in Teaching, and All-American honors in volleyball. I began my career in education in 2000 and have served in both title and non-title schools and in multiple roles such as Reading Specialist, Dyslexia Coordinator, Head Volleyball / Assistant Basketball Coach, Reading / ELAR teacher, AVID teacher, AVID Coordinator, Administrator Intern, and Assistant Principal. In 2012, I was honored to serve as a campus Teacher of the Year - Connally MS, NISD Secondary Teacher of the Year, Region 20 Teacher of the Year, and as a finalist for the 2013 Texas Teacher of the Year.

I joined the Gladiator empire in 2018 and am blessed to serve as Vice Principal to the most amazing group of students, teachers, staff, parents, and community at Hector Garcia MS.
Veronica Poblano academic dean
Veronica Poblano - Academic Dean
Veronica Poblano is proud to be a product of Northside. She attended Lawrence Powell Elementary School, Pat Neff Middle School, and graduated from Holmes High School. She attended The University of Texas at San Antonio graduating with a Bachelors in Interdisciplinary studies in 2008. Mrs. Poblano later graduated from UTSA in 2015 with a Masters in Educational Leadership.

Mrs. Poblano joined the Gladiator Empire in the Fall of 2012 and she has proudly served the students, faculty/staff, and community. She looks forward to building relationships with every person who walks into the building while modeling Gladiator Grit and communicating the mission and vision of the campus.
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