About the Teacher
Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. Jason Garcia
Hello! My name is Jason Garcia and I love being a Prairie Heights Hawk. This is my 7th year working for Prairie Heights, all 7 years have been in 7th grade science. In addition to teaching science I am also the Head Coach for the boys basketball program here at the school.
I completed my undergraduate degree in Sports Exercise Science from the University of Northern Colorado in 2009. I was a certified athletic trainer from 2009-2015. During those years I was an athletic trainer for Deming High School in New Mexico and the Club Sport athletic trainer for Colorado State University. During my time at CSU I learned how much I loved teaching the Health Exercise Science students and decided to complete my Masters in Secondary Education. I graduated with my master's in secondary education in 2013.
After completing my masters degree I was ecstatic to be offered a position at John Evans Middle School (later to be transitioned to PHMS). I have operated as a team cohort leader in my school, a member of the building leadership team and the science department chair.
I have been lucky enough to be married for 18 years now and have 2 children. My son is in 9th grade and my daughter is in 3rd grade. They love Tae Kwon Do, arts and crafts and playing instruments in school orchestra. I love hiking, camping and all thing sports. I grew up in California playing baseball from the time I was 6 years old.
Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions about the science curriculum or the basketball program.