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Mr. Garcia

The year was 1994. The city was Quito in my home country of Ecuador.  That was the year and the place where my teaching career began.  Since then I have taught every grade from Kindergarten to College.  From ages 4 to 74. To students from over 50 countries.  Teaching English to speakers of languages was my first job and it has been my only job.  I really shouldn't even call it a job because I enjoy doing it so much.

I have been a teacher in the Baldwin School District since 2001. I have taught every grade!  I've been at the Baldwin High School, Baldwin Middle School, and Plaza School.  I've also taught Summer School at the High School and Continuing Education to many of the parents of my students. Currently, I am at Plaza School teaching ENL to 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade. 

Personally, I have 2 boys with a baby girl on the way.  I enjoy hiking, reading, traveling, playing basketball, and napping.  My favorite color is black.  If I were a tree I would be a Giant Sequoia and if I could be any animal I'd like to be a wolf or an eagle.  My heroes are my dad, Larry Bird, and Batman. I could watch Raiders of the Lost Ark or Lord of the Rings and I would never get tired.  I take my coffee light and sweet, thank you very much.

My name is Michael Garcia.  I'm very pleased to meet you.