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Mrs. Garza, Kimberly

Hello Hawks and Hawk Families, 

I am so excited about another adventurous year. I have been working in Education since 2009. I have been at Red Oak Elementary since 2015. I have a Masters degree in Education and Teaching from the University of Northern Colorado. Teaching is my second career, but it has been my dream since I was in 2nd grade. Needless to say, I truly believe it's my calling and the best career ever! In my previous life, I was an Army wife for over 23 years and worked for the Army in Family Services, as a Victim Advocate and Sexual Assault Coordinator.

My family is my most precious gift. My husband is my best friend. We love anything in the outdoors; camping, fishing, hiking, and riding bikes. I am also a mother and Gi Gi of three amazing children and two beautiful grandsons.  My oldest son served his country in both the Navy and the Army until he was injured in a military training accident that left him paralyzed in 2015. He continues to be his best self despite his injury. My middle son is a deputy sheriff and is married to his high school sweetheart. They have given our family two beautiful grandsons. Our youngest and only daughter is in high school.  She keeps us very busy with all of her activities and cheerleading. She is a sweet and kind young lady. Outside of the classroom, some of my favorite things include, working out at least 3-4 days per week, spending time with my family, watching sports, TV, movies and camping. 

My overall goal for students is to make children love learning and enjoy coming to school. In doing so, my philosophy is to not only teach them to be successful in future grades but to provide them with the tools to be kind and caring citizens both inside and outside of the classroom, as well as make good decisions for themselves. I have a saying, "I not only want to teach kids what  they need to know to be successful at the next level, but I also hope that when they leave my classroom they are a better person than when they entered." I love this career and I am truly blessed to be your child's teacher. 

I am available daily via email: kimberly.garza@redoakisd.org, and phone from 2:10-3:00 or before and after school. If, at any time, you have a concern or question, please do not hesitate to contact me. I will work to do whatever I can to help or resolve your question or concern. 

Yours in learning, 

Mrs. Garza