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Holly Garcia

Position: HS Science Teacher

Year Started at Riverside: 2006

Website: riversidesci.weebly.com

Video: Why I Teach

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Educational Background:

Battle Creek-Ida Grove High School

University of Northern Iowa: BA in Chemistry Teaching, MA in Science Education


What I love about the subject I teach:

I love teaching science because we get to harness our natural curiosity and explore how the world works! We uncover the science behind naturally occurring phenomenon such as fire, geodes, tornadoes, and more!


Why I chose Riverside:

When I first applied for my job, I loved the district's proximity to Council Bluffs & Omaha but once I came to Oakland and interviewed I knew I had found my home! I loved the people I met, the classes I would get to teach, and the support for science education. I left the school that afternoon and immediately called the other two schools that had offered me a job and turned them down because I knew I wanted to work at Riverside instead! I'm so glad Riverside offered me the job --- I feel so blessed to teach here!


What makes me PROUD to be a Bulldog:

I am proud of how accepting my students are of one another and how much our administration supports teachers trying new methods to improve student learning and engagement.