Introducing our New Teacher


With the new Star Wars movie being released today, I thought it would be fitting to introduce our class to their new teacher with the following video. Hope you enjoy!

Mr. Garcia


Letter of Transition

Dear Parents,

I just wanted to share with you all of a great learning opportunity that I couldn’t refuse for all the right reasons. As many of you know, I have a heart to reach out to our community of Chula Vista, being a former CVESD student, and of course my world travels to Kenya. With recent news about refugees and all the political debates happening, I started to ask myself “What can I do to make a difference to the individuals who need me the most?” The thoughts of my former childhood started to come to mind, because I was a “west side” kid in Chula Vista. I was the kid who was suspended five times at Hilltop Middle, and the kid who had a turnaround because of teachers who invested their heart into my life.

With that said, I’ve decided to take a 6th grade position at Rice Elementary to start off the third quarter. The main question I can hear is, “Why now, Mr. Garcia?” With so much that I have invested into our school since the opening of 2013, I honestly can’t think of when it would be a good time to transition. Really, leaving at any time won’t be the easiest, but if one has dreams to make an impact then one should pursue those dreams and stay the course.

I am working together with Mr. Hanks & Ms. Dugan in search of my replacement. We are confident that we will find a qualified teacher with a good amount of elementary education experience, energy, and dedication, so I have no doubt that your children will be well taken care of. This teacher will be ready to receive your children and work together with admin when school resumes on January 12th.

Your children have all touched my heart greatly and I regret that I must leave them. I hope to have the opportunity to speak to each and every one of you personally before my transition comes into effect. I have appreciated working with each one of you as we strive to give your children the best education possible and thank you for your time and effort.

Yours sincerely,

Christopher Garcia