Mentoring Program Protégé Linda García, Cohort 6

Linda García

Cohort 6

Mentor: Dr. Veronica Vijil

Linda García is entering her 20th year serving in public education. Having been born and raised in Brownsville, Texas, she began her bilingual teaching career back in her hometown after completing her undergraduate degree at Texas A&M-College Station. Once moving to Central Texas, she started to work in Hays CISD as a 5th grade bilingual teacher and continued to pursue her Master’s in Education in Educational Technology. Once she completed her master’s, she pursued a new chapter in her career and transitioned to a role as an instructional technologist. She spent some time with the Hays CISD special education dept. as an instructional technologist and then instructional specialist. Her time spent in an instructional support role was the catalyst that motivated her to pursue her principal certification and move into administration. She served as a middle school assistant principal for three years before moving to an elementary AP role. Her passion for early intervention is what motivates her to want to continue to work at the elementary level and hopefully become a school principal one day.