Maria Garza



Degrees and Certifications:

Maria Garza



Campus Phone #281.585.6234

Conference Period 1:40-2:20

Room: C1

University of Texas Pan American-Edinburg

Universtiy of Houston-Clear Lake



Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

-Nelson Mandela



Hello, my name is Maria Garza. I am so happy to be your child’s 5th grade teacher this year. This will be my 19th year in education. I have taught 8 years as a 4th grade teacher and 10 years as a 5th grade teacher. This is my second year working with the Alvin Independent School District and I am super excited to be part of the Walt Disney Wildcat family.


I grew up in Alton, Texas. This city is located in the Rio Grande Valley. I attended Mission High School. I graduated from the University of Texas-Pan American with a Bachelor’s in Interdisciplinary Studies with a minor in Bilingual in August of 2000. I went back to school and received my Master’s degree as a Reading Specialist from U of H Clear Lake. I am married to Jose and have 5 children, Nicole, Ruben, Laura, Ana, and Iris. Furthermore, I have three grandchildren: Erica, Trinity, Logan, Alyssa and Aaron.


I am looking forward to a wonderful year!