Superintendent for Fallbrook Union High School District (FUHSD) in July of 2019.
Mrs. Garza-Gonzalez earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish Language in 1990 and Masters in Spanish Literature in 1993, both from the University of California, Riverside. She earned her Single Subject Teaching and her Administrative credentials from Brandman University.
Mrs. Garza-Gonzalez has over 25 years of educational experience ranging from elementary school to both community colleges and four-year universities. The majority of her experience has been at the high school level which she proudly refers to as her passion and her home.
Prior to coming to FUHSD, Mrs. Garza-Gonzalez served as Administrative Services Director for a district of 20,000 students. As an elementary and high school teacher and high school administrator, Mrs. Garza-Gonzalez has been recognized as District Teacher of the Year and Certificated Administrator of the Year by Jurupa Unified School District; High School Principal of the Year and Central Office Administrator of the Year by Western Riverside County’s Association of School Managers; Pupil Personnel Administrator of the Year by the Association of CA School Administrator’s Region 19; and recipient of the Distinguished Service Medal from the Riverside Sheriff’s Department.
Mrs. Garza-Gonzalez also served as a consultant for Collaborative Learning Solutions. As a consultant, she worked alongside schools to develop a multi-tiered system of support framework focused on behavioral interventions and social-emotional learning.
She is a presenter on equity issues, implicit bias training, and youth courts. She is a trainer for the International Institute for Restorative Practices, Vice-president of California’s Association for Supervisors of Child Welfare and Attendance (CASCWA) southern section, and an active member of the California Association of Youth Courts (CAYC), the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) and the California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators (CALSA).