Working together for student academic success by providing nutritious meals in a cost effective and pleasant environment.
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NISD's mission is to provide all NISD students who are eligible to ride the bus a safe, efficient, nurturing environment that supports the educational and extra-curricular objectives of the district.
Northside ISD continues to enforce its “No Shots, No School” policy. Texas law requires all public school children have current immunizations in order to attend class.
School Mascot: Gladiators
School Colors: Black, Silver
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.
I was "born and raised" in Northside. I attended Northwest Crossing Elementary, Stevenson Middle School and graduated from Taft High School. I graduated from Texas State University (eat em up cats!) with a Bachelor's Degree in Education, and a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction.
After many years in Austin, I returned back home to San Antonio to open Luna Middle School in 2004, and worked at many NISD campuses along the way to Garcia. I have worked as a Science Department Coordinator, Assistant Principal, and an Academic Dean. All this while completing a Ph.D in Leadership Studies from Our Lady of the Lake University (whew).
I have taught every grade level from Kinder to Graduate School courses (fun fact). I enjoy playing basketball, listening to live music, attending City events, advocating for education, and being active in City government. I love to read, play video games, and yes; even collect sneakers! I have a very supportive wife, and three wonderful children of my own (2 daughters and 1 son) who range in age from 3 to 12 years old.
Professionally, I pride myself on being personable, understanding, and here for my community. I want everyone to feel welcome as they step on our campus and hold the highest standards for myself, my staff, and my students and families. I look forward to taking Garcia to higher levels of leadership and achievement!!!!