Holtville Tribune Article ### Ms. Margie Garcia Earns ‘Teacher Of The Year’

Holtville Native of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month Margie Garcia Earns ‘Teacher Of The Year’ 

By Jesus Padilla The Brawley Chamber of Commerce hosted the fourth annual Back-to-School Teacher's Dinner to honor outstanding teachers on Thursday September 15, at Stockmen's Club. It was funded by many local businesses and institutions. For the first time the event recognized three teachers of the year from three school districts: Brawley Elementary and Brawley Union High School districts and Sacred Heart School.

Todd Finell, Imperial County Office of Education Superintendent, told the audience that teachers matter more to student achievement than any other aspect of schooling, There are great things happening in education in Imperial County because we have outstanding teachers. Jesse Sanchez principal of Brawley Union High School stated "teachers are what make the world turn because without them our children would not survive."

Frances Nuñez, Jessica Aceves, and Margie Garcia were the teachers chosen for the Teacher of the Year Award. The principal of Sacred Heart School Analisa Burgos said of Ms. Margie Garcia, that she is loved by past and current students and she is a woman of faith who teaches by example. Ms. Garcia who has taught for 20 years began instructing preschool students when she was still in high school.

"I want to thank the teachers, my principal and my parents for all the support they gave me," said Garcia."I enjoy children and always loved teaching kindergarten.

Margie Garcia is a native of Holtville. She attended Holtville schools, graduated from Holtville High School in 1968. At Imperial Valley College, she obtained a Child Development Associate of Arts Degree. In 1983, this hard working educator graduated from San Diego State University Calexico Campus with a Liberal Arts Bachelors Degree. At the present time, she is teaching at Sacred Heart School and also at Imperial Valley College.

Ms. Garcia considers an honor to have been nominated for the Teacher of the Year Award. She feels this is a great recognition and motivation to continue teaching. This achievement is certainly a benchmark in her educational career.

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