Mentoring Program Protégé Miguel Garcia III, Cohort 8

Miguel Garcia III

Cohort 8

Mentor: Dr. Rick Fernandez

Miguel Garcia III is a Principal who works with all students to reach their full potential, socially and academically. Miguel believes in preparing students so they can make the best decision about their post high school life. Miguel has been in education for 18 years, 8 as a teacher, 4 as an Assistant Principal, 1 year as an Administrative Supervisor, and 5 years as the current Principal of Eastside Early College High School (EECHS). Miguel has had the privilege to lead the turnaround at EECHS by improving the graduation rates to over 96%, leading the formation of the Early College High School program, establishing Career Academies to ensure student post-secondary success, and opening a brand-new campus in fall of 2021. Miguel holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from Southwest Texas State, Master’s degree in Educational Administration from Concordia University and is currently pursuing his Doctorate in School Improvement at Texas State University.