Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors: Dallas Baptist University Masters: Dallas Baptist University Certification: Physical Education EC-12 Health Education EC-12 Generalist 4-8
Matthew Garcia joined Smith Elementary in 2015 as a physical education teacher and established Marathon Kids, a running club he leads to increase children’s level of physical fitness. This is his nineth year in education, sixth year as a full-time teacher.
He previously served at A+ Academy from 2012-2015 as a Science/Health Education Teacher, Physical Education Teacher, and Jr. High/High School Athletic Coach. He earned his Bachelor of Science from Dallas Baptist University and is pursuing his Master of Education from Dallas Baptist University. He holds certificates in physical education and health education.
“Since I’ve been at Smith Elementary, I’ve learned that every student has great potential academically, and physically. It’s an honor and a great responsibility to work with children. My hope is that my class creates a solid foundation that encourages each student to embrace physical activity as part of a healthy lifestyle."