Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts Liberal Studies/Human Development 2003 Master of Science Education/Mild Moderate Special Education 2007
Hello! I am Marla Garcia and I am the learning support 1 teacher at Hartwood Elementary. I was born and raised in Southern California. I have lived in Florida, Japan, and I have settled in Virginia. I have three kids. A fourth and second grader who attend Hartwood, as well as a 3 year old. I have taught in California, and at Department of Defense schools overseas.
When I am not teaching I enjoy cooking, watching football (go Colts!), and creative writing.
Ashley Jones and Stephanie Polickoski work alongside me to meet the instructional needs of the students in the LSI class too.
Watch for weekly reading books to come home in your child's daily blue folder starting next week. You can read these books with your child each night. They can also read them to you too!
The books should be enjoyed. If your child becomes frustrated while reading these, please let me know so I can make some adjustments.