Hello! I am pleased to serve Lockhart ISD as the Gifted and Talented Facilitator. Prior to joining Lockhart in 2017, I was a Gifted Specialist in Round Rock ISD. I have been teaching for over 30 years and have taught ESL, 4th and 5th grade. When I moved to Gifted Education in 2001, I knew I had found my home. I consider myself a constant advocate for gifted students and their special needs. I also feel that it is important to help others in this understanding. I have presented staff development on the local, district, and state levels. I am currently serving on the TAGT (Texas Association for the Gifted and Talented) Education Board of Directors as the K-12 representative. TAGT strives to positively impact the lives of gifted and talented individuals by providing relevant, innovative programs and services through an engaged, diverse membership.. The Texas Association for the Gifted & Talented connects and empowers educators and parents to meet the unique needs of gifted and talented individuals through awareness, advocacy, and action. With proper guidance, gifted students can reach their full potential and possibly change the world!
When I am not at school, I love spending time in and around the water. I am a scuba diver, boater, waterskier, and even a certified lifeguard! I enjoy traveling with my husband of 36 years and scrapbooking the memories. I have two grown sons; one living in Colorado and the other is currently traveling and working from the road!
If you have any questions about the Gifted and Talented program in Lockhart ISD, please feel free to contact me. firstname.lastname@example.org. I serve the students at Plum Creek, Bluebonnet, and Alma Brewer Strawn Elementary Schools, and help with gifted services at Lockhart Junior High School.
Gifted and Talented Facilitator
Alma Brewer Strawn Elementary
I, Yvonne Garcia, currently serve as a Gifted Facilitator in Lockhart ISD for Navarro and Clear Fork elementaries. I have been teaching for 19 years in north and central Texas in grades 3rd-8th, math facilitating, TAG teacher for grades K-5th. I joined Lockhart again in 2019.
I enjoy sparking the imaginations of gifted students and their special needs. I have presented staff development on the campus and district levels, along with GT conferences. With guidance, gifted students can reach for the stars and achieve them.
When I am not at school, I love spending time with my family, running, traveling, and teaching Sunday School.
If you have any questions about the Gifted and Talented program in Lockhart ISD, please feel free to contact me at email@example.com.