Campus Teacher of the Year 2016 - Maria Helena Garza

Maria Helena Garza
Housman Elementary
1st Grade, Bilingual Teacher

Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Escuela Normal de Educadoras Labastida, Mexico, 1996

Teaching History
Housman Elementary, 2007-Present
Pan American School, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, 1997-2001
Instituto Pedregal, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, 1995-1997 

Total Years in Education - 15Years

In her own words . . .

“We need to instill once again the great value that education given at home has and the importance of parental involvement in academic matters, too. Parents are the child’s first educators. Children learn from their adult examples. If the parents show little or no interest in school matters, most likely the students will not be interested either.”

In the words of others . . .

Mrs. Garza seems to manage it all! She consistently teaches her first-grade students to read, write, and think for themselves year after year, which we all know is not an easy feat. She is the liaison between school and home and makes sure to establish a well-connected relationship, fully understanding that this strong connection can make all the difference in the world!” 
Mary Lou Davalos, Housman Elementary Principal  

“She is an outstanding teacher who is dedicated to the success of each and every child in her classroom. It is evident that her students love and respect Mrs. Garza through the interactions I have noticed throughout the school year. She also provides great lessons to her students. She has established a nurturing classroom environment where rules are implemented in a fair and consistent manner.”
Yolanda Rodriquez, Housman Elementary Assistant Principal


Spring Branch ISD