Hello Cortina Tigers! My name is Marie Garcia. I am a first year teacher, but I am not new to Cortina Elementary. I have been a part of the Cortina Family for 3 years as a paraprofessional in special education. I completed my student teaching in 3rd grade at Cortina. I have been in education for 8 years. I worked as a paraprofessional in California then moved to Arizona 3 years ago. I continued my education through WGU and completed my Bachelors of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies K-8.
My hobbies are spending time with my family, watching movies, and CrossFit. I have 2 teenage boys. I am super excited to be your teacher and am looking forward to support your students grow academically and socially.