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Tommy Garcia, Principal


This is the Principal's  Page.


Tommy Garcia is the Principal at William Howard Taft High School.  He has lived in San Antonio all of his life.  Mr. Garcia graduated  from Our Lady of The Lake University, and also received his Master of Education degree from "The Lake".

This school year Mr. Garcia will complete twenty-eight years of service in education.  He taught and coached grades 6 -12 in various schools in San Antonio before becoming an Assistant Principal in the South San Antonio Independent School District..  Mr. Garcia accepted a Principal position at South San Antonio High School West Campus in 1998 and served there for two years.  West Campus High School was rated "Recognized" the two school years that Mr. Garcia was principal.  In 2000 he became the principal at South San Antonio High School.  Under Mr. Garcia's leadership South San Antonio High School was rated "Recognized" by the Texas Education Agency. In July of 2004 Mr. Garcia arrived at Taft High School as Taft's third principal.  Mr. Roger Harris opened Taft High School in 1985.  Harold Maldonado, currently the principal at John Paul Stevens High School, followed Mr. Harris as Taft's second principal.
Mr. Garcia is dedicated to doing "what is right" for students.  Decisions, made collaboratively with staff members, will always be in the best interest of students and their education.  He enjoys   building relationships with students, parents, teachers, and staff at William Howard Taft High School and with the Taft community.  He also enjoys the close relationship with Communications Arts High School and works closely with Principal Windy Barker.

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