Hi, My name is Martha Garcia. I have been married for 25 years with my husband Arturo. We have 3 beautiful girls; Yanelly(23) who recently graduated from FIDM, San Francisco, Sarai, (20) is attending Allan Hancock College and will soon transfer to Fresno to become a teacher and Miah (11) my youngest , who will be in 6th grade. I graduated from Cal Poly State University with my Bachelors and Masters Degree. I also taught at another elementary school for 6 years.
I came to Manzanita in 2009 and fell in love with everything the school has to offer to children. I enrolled my own child in my class and really loved to see how she blossomed and also loved school. Now after 7 years, I am still happy and enjoy doing what I like, teaching Kindergarten. I have learned so much with the professional growth Manzanita has offered me. I was trained to work as a Reading Recovery Trained Teacher and in the last year I have taught Level Literacy Lessons to first grade. In 2014, I was chosen to attend the Teachers Writing Program in New York to learn more about Writers Workshop and also went to Columbus, Ohio for a Reading Recovery Conference and many other trainings that I have received since I have been here at Manzanita.
I have worked with many families and I look forward to another rewarding teaching school year with my new families!!!!