Roy Garcia, CFISD associate superintendent for school administration and leadership development, was elected to Position 4 of the Board of Directors for the Texas Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD).
The 2013 election results were announced on April 18. Garcia was elected along with Dr. Angela Barton, director for curriculum and instruction in Corpus Christi ISD (Position 1); Dr. Blanca Lopez, coordinator for staff development in Ysleta ISD (Position 2); and Dr. Susan Burke, associate superintendent for academics in Austin ISD (Position 3).
Founded in 1947, the Texas ASCD is a non-profit organization committed to improving teaching and learning to ensure the success of all learners.
“I am honored to represent CFISD as a Texas ASCD Board Member. CFISD and Texas ASCD have been partners for many years,” Garcia said. “I look forward to serving as an ambassador for Texas ASCD, sharing the many best practices of CFISD and learning from educators across the state of Texas. I would like to thank Mary Jadloski, assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, for her encouragement and support.”
Garcia has been a member of the Houston Suburban School Chapter of Texas ASCD since 2009. He has utilized CFISD as an annual host site for various Texas ASCD institutes and collaborated with the organization to implement a differentiated instruction initiative in CFISD beginning in 2007.
Garcia came to CFISD in 2005 as the assistant superintendent for secondary school administration after serving seven years as principal at South Grand Prairie High School. He was promoted to his current position in 2008.
Garcia received his Bachelor of Science in education from Mississippi State University and his Master of Education Administration from Texas Woman’s University. He earned superintendent certification from Texas A&M University-Commerce in 2005.
In his vision for Texas ASCD, Garcia stressed the importance of educators being keen consumers in determining membership in professional organizations.
“Each educator must stay abreast of research-based programming, promising innovation and cutting-edge technologies that support student achievement,” he said. “We must also be aware of legislative and state board conversations that impact the day-to-day practices and protocols in our school districts. Influence, once left to legislators, board members, and lobbyists, is now the everyday consideration of all educators.”