Jim Garza: the Only Candidate Endorsed by the El Segundo Teachers Association
I believe my 25+ years of experience as an administrator, counselor, teacher and my years as principal of a California Distinguished High School, designing, implementing and leading a professional learning community, coupled with my training and professional experience have prepared me for a successful transition to assume a leadership position on the El Segundo Unified School Board.
Together, we have transformed ESHS into a nationally recognized high school: we are a three time California Distinguished School, an award that had never before been bestowed upon the high school, a College Board Honor School, we have made significant strides in closing the achievement gap, we have enhanced our academic programs, and we teach in a fully renovated facility with over 1,250 students.
The reason I am running for school board is that I believe my education and experience would be an asset in designing and implementing policy as a member of the El Segundo Unified School Board. In addition, I want to continue to serve my hometown. Over the years I have coached soccer and hockey and tried to be involved in my children’s activities. I value what the schools provide our children and the community, and while I may not work in town any longer, I want to ensure all students receive a rigorous and meaningful education. I want to be part of taking El Segundo Unified to the next level. On November 5th, I respectfully ask for your support and vote for School Board.