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Erika Garza's Profile

Name:

Erika Garza

Spanish DE Teacher

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Contact Info:

Email:

e.garza16@lajoyaisd.net

Work Phone:

(956) 323-2930

Cell Phone:

956-600-5361

Conference Times:

5h period 12:40 pm- 1:30 pm

Class Room Number:

EC4

About Me

Educational History:

La Joya Senior High School 2004

University of Texas Pan American – Bachelor’s of Arts in Spanish 2006

University of Texas Pan American – Master’s of Arts in Spanish 2009

Degrees and Certifications:

Degrees:

Bachelor’s of Arts in Spanish (minor in English)  

Master’s of Arts in Spanish (Thesis on Creative Writing)

Certifications:

English Language Arts and Reading (Grades 8-12)

Secondary Spanish (Grades 6-12)

English as a Second Language Supplemental (Grades 6-12)

 

 

Professional Development:

Universidad de Salamanca Curso para profesores de lengua extranjera 

Adjunct & Dual Enrollment

Middle & High School Language Other Than English Teachers’ Meeting

Google Classroom and Google Meet Design and Deliver Series High School Teacher

Pear Deck and Google Slides Design and Deliver Series High School Teachers

Instructional Videos Design and Deliver Series High School Teachers

Google EDU Live Online Training for High School Teachers Day 1, 2

Building Blocks of Online Lessons Training for High School Teachers Day 3

Gramática y Ortografia Part 1 and 2 - Zoom Training

High School ELA, Inclusion Sp Ed, Recent Immigrant, NCRI, Spanish, Reading Specialist

GT 6Hr.Update - Higher-Order Thinking Strategies 

Strategies for Interactive Note taking - Part II 

BlackBoard Training 

5th Annual LJISD EdTech Institute (Presenter)
 

Current Position:

I started teaching in 2006.

I have been 14 years with La Joya ISD/ 

Currently, I  am teaching Spanish 2313, Spanish 2315 and Path to College Carreer.

Previous Position:

I started teaching at La Joya High School for 5 years.

I then transfered to Jimmy Carter Early College High School.  

Besides being a teacher, I am also an actress, poet and writer. I have also taken painting classes.  All this combined make my class more creative, artistic, and I have inspired students to become published poets and writers in books and magazines locally and internationally.  I have been a UIL coach for Prose, Poetry and Theatrical design, with students qualifying for regional and state level.  

Family Information:

I am married since 2008.  

I have one beautiful daughter.  Her name is Abby Eriely.  

I have 2 dogs.  Their names are: Ghost and Luna.

Personal Information:

My hobbies are acting and singing.  

When I’m not teaching, I am probably coaching prose and poetry or rehearsing for a play.

Erika Garza

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Contact Erika Garza

Classroom Number:
EC4
School Phone:
(956) 323-2930
Cell Phone:
956-600-5361
Conference Time:
5h period 12:40 pm- 1:30 pm