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Jennifer Lucy Garcia

Objective Encourage creativity while bringing enriching and positive bilingual experiences in the classroom that instill student achievement
beyond the classroom.

Education Master of Education, Curriculum and Instruction Mathematics Education In progress

University of Houston, Houston, TX
Bachelor of Science, Teaching and Learning EC-6 Bilingual Education 2014-Fall 2017
Summa Cum Laude Honors
University of Houston, Houston, TX

Certifications Core Subjects EC-6 2018-Present

Bilingual Education Supplemental-Spanish EC-6 2018-Present

Awards Recipient of the Mary Burks Marek Elementary Rookie Teacher of the Year Award, 2019
Pearland, TX
Recipient of Star Awards, University of Houston, Houston, TX 2019 and 2017

Scholarships Clifford Scholarship 2014-present

Joshua Weinstein Memorial Endowment 2019
Joe and Lee Mountain Scholarship 2017-2018
James L. Collins Scholarship 2014-2017
Lilie Family Early Childhood Endowment Scholarship 2016-2017
Helen and Melvin Wimpelberg Memorial Endowed Scholarship 2016-2017
UH International Education Fee Scholarship Summer 2016
UH Foundation Scholarship 2015

Career History
Teacher, Mary Burks Marek Elementary, Pearland, TX 2018-Present
Designed and implemented daily lesson plans for reading, writing, word study, science,
math, and social studies for classroom of 21 students. Fostered student curiosity through
hands-on activities. Met with parents, guardians, administrators, and counselors to
address and resolve behavioral issues and academics.
Recipient of the 2018-2019 Marek Elementary Rookie Teacher of the Year Award

Teacher Assistant, Escuela Dr. Jose Maria Castro Madriz, San Jose, Costa Rica Spring 2018
Planned and carried out English lessons. Served as a teacher’s aide through cooperative
teaching and assisting students with their classwork. Facilitated recreational activities and
gained practical classroom teaching experience.

Camp Director, Kidventure, Houston, TX 2016-2018

Operated summer and winter sports day camp for children 3 to 12 years old. Handled all
Aspects of planning curriculum, activities, and administrative work.

Bilingual Student Teacher, Don Jeter Elementary, Manvel, TX 2016-2017

Planned and taught lessons in each core subject area. Used cooperative teaching strategies
with my cooperating teacher and administered Developmental Reading Assessments
(DRA) at the beginning and end of school year to students in classroom

Student Leader, University of Houston Children’s Learning Centers, Houston, TX 2015-2017

Promoted language development skills through reading and storytelling. Assisted lead
teacher with snack time, arts and crafts and putting children together for naps.