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Chief Learning Officer

Carrie Garza

 Carrie Garza


 Carrie Garza became a Wildcat in the Fall of 1989 when she   enrolled in Charles R. Dukes Junior High as a 7th grader.   At that moment, her   life changed, and she knew this community would  have a   great impact on her life. 

 She graduated from Splendora High School in 1995 and   enrolled in Southwestern Assemblies of God University in   Waxahachie, Texas. While completing the last few school   courses, she became a substitute teacher at Splendora   Elementary in 2000. When she was close to completing   her degree in education, she was hired as a fourth-grade teacher at Splendora Intermediate School.

Garza taught for six years as a fourth and second-grade teacher before becoming the Math Coach at Peach Creek Elementary. After serving in that role for several years, she became a teacher in New Caney at Porter Elementary. Garza completed her master's degree in Educational Administration from Stephen F. Austin State University. Soon after moving to New Caney, she became the Assistant Principal at Oakley Elementary School, where she helped open a new campus.

After serving as the Assistant Principal at Oakley, Garza became the Principal of Valley Ranch Elementary in New Caney. She then spent a year off from education to help out with the family business. 

Garza returned to education in 2018 to serve as the Instructional Specialist at Piney Woods Elementary School. She enjoyed leading the Assessment Focus Group, being a part of the Response to Intervention (RtI) team, and working with Piney Woods Elementary teachers, students, and administrators. In 2019, Garza was named the principal of Timber Lakes Elementary School. 

Garza is wholeheartedly dedicated to this community and the education of current and future Wildcats.

Cristal Avellaneda

Cristal Avellaneda
Teaching and Learning Secretary