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Welcome to Coach Garza's class!

Christian Slade Garza is in his 1st year of teaching and coaching in Hereford. While this is his first year working for H.I.S.D., he has spent most of his life in Hereford, TX.
He was born and raised in Hereford, and moved in 2011 when he graduated from HHS. Coach Garza attended West Texas A&M University where he attained his B.S. in Psychology in 2014. After WT, he went on to study at Denver Seminary's West Texas branch at Hillside Christian Church, where he worked towards his Master's degree in Divinity. After working at Hillside Christian Church he and his wife moved back to Hereford, where he realized his love for the Hereford Community! Coach Garza's father has been an educator and coach for nearly 30 years, and he witnessed first hand the impact his father had on the lives of students and athletes. He is so happy he got an opportunity to work for H.I.S.D., and he can't wait to give back to the community that made him who he is!
Coach Garza met his wife, Jessica, in 2008 at Hereford High School (another thing to thank Hereford for), and they've been together ever since. She is a nurse and currently works in Amarillo.
Coach Garza is a voracious reader and he especially loves reading about religion, philosophy, history, biographies, science fiction, and fantasy. There will be a lot of reading in his class, and we cover a wide range of topics in Social Studies! He believes that a love of reading is the greatest thing a teacher can develop in a student, as it will stick with them through their entire life. 
Coach Garza is so thankful and blessed by the opportunity to be around your students everyday, and if you ever need anything or have any concerns, please don't hesitate to contact him! 
"You have been chosen, and you must therefore use such strength and heart and wits as you have." -J.R.R. Tolkien 

"The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts."
"Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil." -C.S. Lewis

"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character - that is the goal of true education."
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that." -Martin Luther King Jr. 
"The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others." -Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of the morality of a society is what it does for its children." -Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
1st: 8:15-9:15 AM
2nd: 9:19-10:06 AM
3rd: 10:10-10:57 AM
Lunch: 11:01-11:48 AM
4th: 11:52-12:39 PM
Conference: 12:43-1:30 PM
PLC: 1:34-2:21 PM
Athletics: 2:25-3:12 PM
Athletics: 3:16-4:03 PM
Tuesday, Thursday
1st: 8:15-9:02 AM
Round Up: 9:02-9:36 AM
2nd: 9:40-10:23 AM
3rd: 10:27-11:10 AM
Lunch: 11:14-11:57 AM
4th: 11:01-12:44 PM
Conference: 12:48-1:30 PM
PLC: 1:34-2:21 PM
Athletics: 2:25-3:12 PM
Athletics: 3:16-4:03 PM