Kenya Garcia

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University of North Texas Bachelor of Applied Arts and Science ESL

Kenya Garcia

4th Grade Teacher

This is my ninth year teaching. In my capacity as a teacher, I've taught 4 years of reading, writing, and grammar and five years of science and social studies. I currently teach science.

I am a Memphian from the great state of Tennessee, who learned to speak Spanish. I believe two years of Latin that I had to take while in a Memphis high school helped me learn Spanish rather quickly. I have four beautiful children, Safari, Esteban, Isaac, and Victoria. A very cute, smart dog named Coco, who thinks she's my other daughter, also lives with our family. My handsome husband, David, and I have been married for nine years.

Because of a very kind and discerning teacher when I was in the 5th grade, I became a teacher. She showed me that she believed in me and that I was smart, despite what my environment spoke to me. It is because of her I passionately pour into students. I know that they sometimes need an extra someone to show them that they our loved - that they can do it - no matter what their environment speaks to them! I LOVE being a teacher at Powell and I LOVE every student.