• Hello! My name is Mrs. Garcia and I am the Reading Specialist at Brown Elementary School. I graduated from the University of Houston-Downtown, and have been teaching in both the private and public school sector for sixteen years. This combined experience has helped shape my teaching philosophy.  I insist on instruction that supports critical thinkers, and I believe wholeheartedly that every student should have positive learning experiences in my classroom. I believe that every student in my class has the potential to contribute to a prosperous community with limitless possibilities for a brighter future!