Kaufman ISD has named Dr. Joshua Garcia as lone finalist for the position of Superintendent of Schools. Garcia currently serves as Superintendent of Rockport-Fulton ISD in Rockport, Texas where he led the district through a long-range facilities master planning process resulting in the passage of a $66 million dollar facilities bond, increased the district’s fund balance, and expanded opportunities for students.
Garcia has been a professional educator for 24 years with 19 years spent in leadership roles at three levels – elementary, middle school, and high school. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Middle Tennessee State University, a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, a Master of Education from The University of Texas at Arlington, and a Doctor of Education from Dallas Baptist University.
Garcia is an instructional leader with extensive experience in curriculum audit standards, instruction, assessment, and the core processes that provide students with the tools necessary for success. A skilled communicator, Garcia values and cultivates teamwork, a shared vision, and community partnerships.
“It is exciting to welcome a new leader that is committed to building on the unique strengths of the Kaufman ISD and the greater Kaufman community,” stated Byron Gregg, President of the KISD Board.
“Our school board has worked very hard to bring the best to Kaufman ISD and I am extremely pleased with the outcome. I know that he will love KISD as much as we do,” said KISD Superintendent Dr. Lori Blaylock.
Garcia is married to Olga Garcia, a Bilingual Pre-K teacher. They are parents to three children: Caleb Garcia, Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army; Michaela Garcia, nursing student at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; and Kristen Garcia, a marketing major at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.
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