Matthew Garcia



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


Matthew Garcia joined Smith Elementary as a physical education teacher and established Marathon Kids, a running club he lead to increase children’s level of physical fitness. This is his eighth year in education, fifth year as a full-time teacher. 


He previously served as a junior high and high school athletic coach.  He earned a B.S. from Dallas Baptist University and is currently pursuing a M.Ed. in Kinesiology from Dallas Baptist University.


“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."