Name: John Garcia
Office Location: C229
Office Phone: 972-860-7600
Class Schedule and Office Hours- Coming Soon
Course Syllabi- Coming Soon
Course Taught: Developmental Reading
Educational Background: Ed.M. (Specialization) in Reading [Harvard University Grad. School of Ed.], ABD (Ed.D) in Community College Admin. [New Mexico State University], Masters Degree in Education [New Mexico Highlands University], Bachelor’s Degree in Secondary Ed. & History [N. M. Highlands University], Bachelor’s Degree in Bilingual Elementary Ed. [N. M. Highlands University]
Teaching Philosophy:I was the kid who was told by my high school counselor that I would never amount to much—he told me that I was not smart enough or dedicated enough to make it in college. After proving him wrong, I have made it my mission never to judge any student—they each have the ability to succeed. I strive to help students achieve well-above their expected potential—they do not see what I see in them! I make teaching an adventure and not just a job—learning can always be fun! I feel that if a student fails at his/her academic goal in my class, then I have also failed!
Personal Information or Favorite Quote: As a former full contact kickboxer for 8 yrs. as well as a military veteran, I’ve always had a set of quotes (‘Garcia’s Laws’) that kept me going—quitting was never an option! I have carried these over into my personal life and follow them daily in my career as a professor and Reading Specialist!
Success consists of getting up one more time than you fall!
Great Success can be achieved with the least amount of stress!!
Diamonds were once jagged pieces of coal put under extreme pressure!!!