Mrs. Garza is a National Board Certified teacher and has been teaching in the Bilingual PPCD (Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities) for 12 years. She has also taught Pre-Kindergarten in the past 10 years. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at El Paso and a Master’s degree in Bilingual Education at the University of Texas at Austin. She was born in El Paso and now lives in Austin with her husband and daughters.
Ms. Mercado has been a paraprofessional in AISD for 17 years, with three of those years at Zavala. She has experience working with students with special needs from Life Skills and PPCD. She currently lives in Austin with her husband and three boys.