Eliana Garcia, Sacred Heart
Subject: 1st Grade
Years Teaching: 4 years
Hobbies/Interests: I love to read and listen to music. I also like getting involved in service projects.
Family Members: Father: Roberto Garcia, Mother: Juana Garcia, Brother: Javier Garcia, Sister-in-law: Shyanne South, Niece: Nellie Garcia.
The Thing You Like Most About Teaching: I love working with my students. I like creating problem-based lessons that are hands-on, and I love seeing how my students decide to solve the problem.
The Thing You Find Most challenging About Teaching: There are so many things I want to teach my students, but our time together always seems to fly.
Best Tip for New Teachers: Do not be afraid to ask for help. You never know, you may get a great idea from something you hear.
Best Tip for Career Teachers: Do not be afraid of changing things up or trying something new. The outcome might give you a pleasant surprise.
Favorite Piece of Advice for Students: Always try your best, because if you do, you can do anything!
What Being a Gold Star Teacher Means to You: It is a great honor to be recognized, but I feel that it takes a village to make a difference for our students. I could not do what I do without the support of my wonderful administrator and so many members of our amazing staff.