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About susannag2002

First Name:Susanna
Last Name:Garza
Subject(s):Staff Development
Grade:Gr. K | Age 6 - Pre-K | Age 5
Years Experience:22 years
Affiliations:TCEA, TecSIG, P21

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Member since:10/18/10
Lesson Plans & Activities Uploaded:1

About susannag2002's School

Name of School:Education Service Center, Region 20
Location Type:Urban
School Type:Other


Greetings! My name is Susanna Garza and I serve as the Coordinator of Instructional Technology, Library Services and Career & Technical Education at Education Service Center, Region 20 in San Antonio. I have just completed 15 years of service at ESC-20, first as a distance learning instructor, then as a distance learning specialist, an educational specialist in Instructional Technology, and later as a coordinator supervising an increasing number of programs. Prior to working at ESC-20 I was a bilingual/ESL teacher at two public school districts in south Central Texas. I earned a medical degree at Universidad Anahuac in Mexico City where I lived for 25 years and practiced as a general physician for 5 years. I speak, write and read four languages -Italian, Spanish, French, and English. I have a passion for technology in education and strongly believe in the urgency to prepare tomorrow's college body and workforce today. Thanks to the opportunity to oversee instructional technology, school library and CTE programs, and to work with a large number of schools that have a wide range of needs and success stories, I have developed a unique perspective of how everything fits together in the broader picture which we know as 21st Century Skills. In the spring of 2009, ESC-20 became a Partnership for 21st Century Skills Professional Development Affiliate.

Interests and Hobbies

cooking, reading, gardening, traveling, shopping

Favorite Music

all kinds of music -from classical to heavy metal

Favorite TV Shows and Movies

Remember the Titans

Favorite Books

All books written by Isabel Allende, my favorite author

Favorite Quotations

“Don't get caught thinking technology is the answer. It's the innovative use of technology that's the answer.”

Teaching Passion

technology in education, 21st Century skills, digital literacy

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