Mr. Alfredo Garcia
Mr. Alfredo Garcia is a long time educator and has served the district in various capacities. He looks forward to bringing his experience and knowledge to benefit the students, parents, and staff of the RGCCISD. “I want to return to the basics of education, the fundamentals, I am a firm believer that education starts at the elementary level,” said Mr. Garcia. “Our focus needs to be at that level in order to develop a strong and solid foundation for our students so that they have a smooth transition from one grade to another.” Garcia received his Bachelor of Science in Bilingual Education from Texas A & I Kingsville and shortly after earned his Master of Arts Bilingual Bi-Cultural degree from the University of Texas Pan American. He holds a mid-management certification and a Superintendent certification from the University of Texas Pan American.
He began his career at RGCCISD in 1978 as an elementary teacher and after seven years moved up to assistant principal. In 1987, he accepted the principal position at Ringgold Elementary and went on to serve in that same capacity at two other elementary schools such as John & Olive Hinojosa Elementary and North Grammar Elementary.
After eight years as an elementary principal he moved on to Ringgold Middle School to serve as Principal. Garcia was there for five years before he was asked to take the helm at Rio Grande City High School as Principal. In 2002, Garcia accepted a position as Administrative Officer for Program and Accountability and was charged with assuring all district programs were aligned with the district’s plan and in compliance with the Texas Education Agency requirements.
Garcia is a firm believer in the education of all students and has dedicated his life to the field. When he became a district administrator he wanted to continue educating students and began a second career in higher education. He became an adjunct professor at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley-Starr County Campus and South Texas College. “I want the students and parents to know that I am student-oriented, I’m here for the students and I have an open door policy,” said Interim Superintendent Garcia. “Whatever concern that they might have, they can always come talk to me. There is always a solution to every particular situation and as long as we work together we will do well for the students of the district.” Garcia seeks the support of the district’s employees in order to provide full focus onto the students. He states that if everyone works together to provide all students the fundamentals of education then the district will be extremely successful. He is extremely optimistic and excited for what the future holds for the district’s students and staff.