“Education is not learning facts, but the training of the mind to think.” Albert Einstein
Hello, my name is Colleen Alexander Garcia, born and raised in the beautiful and tropical country of Belize. I am also a citizen of this God-given, powerful country, the United States of America.
I emigrated to this country years ago, to pursue my Belizean, American dream, of furthering my career, as an educator. Before I came to this promising country, I earned an AA Degree from the Belize Teacher’s College, and one from the University of West Indies, in Jamaica. After years of dedication and hard work, I earned a Bachelor’s Degree, in Liberal Studies, from the Union Institute University, in Ohio, and a Master’s Degree, in English, from Loyola Marymount University, in California.
My philosophy of teaching is based on a belief that learning needs to be student centered and that students need to be equal partners in the learning process. My role involves using my expertise to put the necessary resources in the hands of the students or more likely to be sure that my students are well equipped to find and evaluate the resources they need.
My motto is to always turn adversities into opportunities. With my strong family-support, belief, and faith in God, I strive to never give up; I listen to God’s voice and His message, then, I follow His lead. Beyond striving to ensure that students learn the fundamental content of the courses I teach, I do hope to continue to pass on to my students here at Mary Immaculate School, a great love for God as they prepare to become stewards and great citizens of this world.