COOL FOR SCHOOL: PI-ISD dream job for new ‘super’

Dr. Lisa Garcia

Point Isabel ISD Superintendent Dr. Lisa Garcia is pictured insider her office. She’s long dreamed of working as a superintendent for the school district. (Staff photo by Craig Alaniz)

Port Isabel-South Padre PRESS

Each day, Lisa Garcia reports to work at her dream job. The new superintendent of the Port Isabel Independent School District said she’s worked for years to become a superintendent, specifically of Port Isabel.

“This is my last stop,” Garcia said. “I plan to retire here.”

Garcia’s last stop is one of many on a winding road that eventually led her to South Texas.

Born and raised in Knoxville, Tenn., Garcia graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1984 with a degree in special education. She first taught in Maryville, Tenn., before moving to Marathon, Fla. where she continued teaching special education. While in Florida, she earned a Master’s degree in educational leadership and administration from Florida International University in 1990.

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