• Mayra Garcia, Principal

     

    Saludos, Greetings everyone! I am honored to be serving as Jackson Elementary’s Principal. I have been an educator in the Rogue Valley for 15 years serving at the classified, certified, and administrative levels. The last two years I was one of the assistant principals at North Medford High School. This school year I get to serve as the principal at the school where my own siblings, nieces and nephews attended, and the community where my family settled into when we moved here many years ago from Los Angeles, CA.

    From my own life experiences, I am very much familiar with the struggles some of the students and families face in this community. My hope and vision going into this new role is to continue moving people’s mindset about the way they think about scholars…from “At- Risk to At-Promise.” I see the promise in every scholar and together we can encourage scholars to also believe that about themselves.

    I have been married to my husband for 26 years, mother of a son, and two daughters who are currently studying at SOU pursuing degrees to become teachers, and lastly I am Lita (short for abuelita or grandma) to a one year old grandson. I enjoy spending time with my family, cooking, and creating – i.e. sewing, crafts, etc.