Monica Garcia is a native Houstonian and a product of Houston ISD, having attended Poe ES, Lanier MS, and Lamar HS. Ms. Garcia received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Houston-Downtown. She began her journey with the Houston Independent School District in 2011 at Valley West ES, later working as a General Clerk at Lanier MS and most recently as a Parent Liaison for the Parent and Community Assistance Center. Ms. Garcia is a firm believer in the impact of positive relationships between schools and families to increase a student’s all-around achievement. She enjoys the great outdoors, especially camping and hiking with her husband and family.