Degrees and Certifications:
I'm Mrs. Garcia and I have been teaching fifth grade at Ralya for 22 years. Prior to that, I taught in Illinois for 6 years and in California (where I grew up!) for 5 years. That's right! I have been teaching for 33 years! I received my bachelor's degree from California State University Northridge and my master's degree from Northern Illinois University. Of my 33 years of teaching, 30 have been in fifth grade. Fifth grade is my FAVORITE!! I know you're going to love fifth grade as well. It's going to be a great year!