About the Teacher

NAME: Mrs. Jennifer Garcia

SCHOOL: Clara Barton Elementary School

CLASS: Fourth Grade GATE

SCHOOL PHONE: (951) 736-4545

Welcome to our Website.
   I am a veteran teacher starting my 31st year as an educator - 31 years - how did that happen!! 
I received my Bachelor's degree from Cal-Poly, Pomona in Behavioral Sciences,
Master's degree and Resource Specialist Certification from Azusa Pacific University, and GATE 
Certification from the University of California at Irvine. Along with teaching at Clara Barton 
Elementary School, I am a facilitator for Riverside County Office of Education's Teacher 
Leadership Certification Academy.  I love to learn and hope to pass on that love to the students 
in my classroom. I am so excited to have the opportunity to start the new year's adventure in our 
Fourth Grade GATE class!

  When I am not busy doing "teacher-stuff". I enjoy reading, photography, cooking, gardening 
and watching my husband race his '69 Torino. My husband and I enjoy exploring the Central 
Coast of California any time we can get a few days away. And, even though my surfing days are 
far behind me, I still love to spend time at the beach. 
At home, we spend time with our two dogs, Napoleon and Machiavelli, along 
with our giant 20 lb. orange Tabby, Casanova. We love to relax together on the patio with 
our three adult children; Daniel, Theresa, and Bill(a teacher like his mom), plus all the other 
members of our large extended family.

  Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns. Email and 
text through Class Dojo is the best way to reach me and you will receive a response within 
one working day. I can also be reached by email at: JLGarcia@cnusd.k12.ca.us.  
I return phone calls during the hours of 7:00 am - 7:30 am and 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm on Mondays, 
Thursdays, and Fridays only. Most questions about our class can be answered by accessing 
our website. You will also receive important updates through ClassDojo. Your child's grades 
are updated regularly and can be accessed through Parent Connect. Parent Connect log in 
information will be available at Back to School Night.

Thank you for visiting and remember:

Together, we can make a tremendous difference in the lives of children.


Clara Barton Elementary School Mission Statement: Clara Barton Elementary produces honest, respectful and productive citizens that are lifelong learners fueled by curiosity and perseverance.