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Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Helen Garcia

My name is Helen Garcia and I have been in education for 20 years, I began my career as a 3rd grade ESL teacher in Austin ISD. I have worked in several capacities and grade levels in my 20-year career including Instructional Coach and 5th grade Bilingual Math teacher. I have been fortunate to work in multiple districts and have learned an immense amount from colleagues and leaders in each school and district.  

For the last 4 years I worked as a Principal in Del Valle ISD at a Dual Language Campus where we increased parent involvement, rigor and achievement and created a culture that focused on the student first. I have worked in various districts in many leadership capacities and I am excited to bring my elementary expertise to McCormick Middle School.

My educational credentials include a Bachelor’s degree in Applied Learning Development, with a Minor in Spanish from the University of Texas, a Master’s in Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment and Educational Leadership from Texas State University.  

I was born and raised in Alice, Texas and married to my childhood friend, I have 3 boys, 5 year old son Javi, 3 year old son Miguel and stepson Orlando who is 23 years old.  My family enjoys playing soccer, fishing and hunting at the ranch. 

“I am honored to have the opportunity to continue my career in Hays CISD where I can use my expertise in Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Leadership. I look forward to working with each of you this year. McCormick already feels like home”.