Hi there! My name is Mrs. Cristina Garcia and I am happy to be the 7th Grade Homeroom teacher here at St. Charles. This is my first year here so please help me learn about all of the amazing traditions that SCB have come to love.
I have been teaching for 5 going on 6 years, all in Catholic schools. I’ve always been in education, though, as I was a teacher’s aide when I was teenager at my former grade school and current parish (St. Anthony in San Gabriel), a graduate writing tutor who taught college students how to write and write well, and one-on-one tutor in college during my credential program. My passion is teaching—I knew I wanted to be a teacher by the time I was in the 4th grade when my 4th grade teacher made a HUGE difference in my learning. My approach to learning is to learn by doing, so we will be practicing many skills practically and in a hands-on way. I have a Bachelor’s of Arts in English Education with a single subject credential in English and a soon-to-be additional single subject credential in Math. I’ve always taught some sort of combination of English and Math and I LOVE them.
In my personal life, I’m a newlywed as of November who had one of the geekiest weddings you’ll ever see—a puppet minister, DeLorean from Back to the Future, and a Back to the Future band where we ate tacos and enjoyed cupcakes! I’m a gamer, I go to comic book conventions, and Marvel is my favorite franchise (Captain America forever!). I knit, crochet, read, watch movies, and generally enjoy all things crafty or geeky. I can’t wait to share my passion of learning with everyone at St. Charles Borromeo and I’m thrilled to meet you all.