Lucila A. Garza has been an educator for over 40 years. She is a certified teacher in Texas in elementary education with a Master’s Degree in gifted education. Her teaching experience ranges from kindergarten to eighth grade. She is certified in the areas of special education, regular education, and gifted education and has worked in the specialized field of alternative education. She was involved in creating a school within a school at the middle school level for over-aged, at-risk youths where she worked as lead teacher for the three teachers involved in the program. She was the English/Language Arts teacher for this special population. This spectrum of experience has given her first hand knowledge of children and the relationships that must be established in order to motivate students to learn and be successful. Lucila can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
She is currently a certified training associate for Thinking Resource and Professional Developer for the Institute for Habits Mind. Luci also trains mentors who offer support to their districts in an effort to retain and recruit beginning teachers. She consults with districts to formalize mentoring or induction programs.
Lucila lives in Austin, Texas and has four children and seven grandchildren.