In his career, Garcia has also been a classroom teacher, elementary school principal, and K-12 area director, according to a news release.
In his new role, he will have two primary responsibilities: school support and learning services. In his role over school support, Garcia will direct staff to support schools, problem-solve issues, interact with parents and hold schools accountable. In his role over learning services, he will oversee curriculum and instruction, community education, career and technical education, professional development, early childhood education, special education, Title One, student services, school choice, and initiatives, according to the news release.
Garcia has been with the Salt Lake City School District for 31 years. He began his new assignment on July 1.
Garcia is a 1978 graduate of Monticello High School. He graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education in 1982. Garcia earned a master’s degree in educational administration in 1989 and received a doctorate in 1997 from the University of Utah.
He is the son of Tom and Margaret Garcia of La Sal.