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 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."