Principal's Bio

  • Axinia ZepedaWe are pleased to announce Axinia Zepeda as the new principal of Garcia Elementary. Ms. Axinia Zepeda was born and raised in Houston, Texas with both parents and younger brother. She is a product of public education with Houston ISD having attended River Oaks Elementary, Clifton Middle School, and The High School for Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice.

    Ms. Zepeda received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Houston- Downtown in Interdisciplinary Studies of Education, with a Minor in Psychology. She also completed her Master of Education in Educational Administration at Houston Baptist University. Currently, she is pursuing a Doctoral degree of Education in Executive Educational Leadership at Houston Christian University. Ms. Zepeda has had 18 years of experience working with children. She truly loves working with children of all ages and has a strong passion for working with Early Childhood students. Ms. Zepeda was a Prekindergarten teacher at Farias Early Childhood Center with Houston ISD as well as a Teacher Specialist at James Berry Elementary and Fonwood Early Childhood Center and served as the Assistant Principal for five years at Durham Elementary.

    In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, small arts and crafts, photography, and enjoying the beach. As the proud principal of Garcia Elementary, she looks forward to improving instruction for all children and creating a positive and caring school family.


    Axinia Zepeda, Principal