By Kirsten Ahlrichs
Central High School has had the privilege of having Miss Garcia as a new teacher in the language department this year. “I like her, she’s funny and can make class a little less boring,” says one of her students. Miss Garcia is very fun, energetic and brings excitement to her Spanish classes. “I was really nervous at first because this school is a lot bigger than the last school I taught at, but the other teachers are very welcoming and I enjoy my students a lot,” she says. The young teacher, who taught in Shepard, Montana last year, came to Rapid City to be closer to her family and be in the Black Hills, “I love the Black Hills,” she admitted.
Miss Garcia proved that this is exactly what she wants to be doing, “I think I’ve always wanted to be a teacher, even since grade school.” Right now she teaches Spanish 1 and 2, “My first year students are really curious and my second year students are more advanced which makes things fun, I like variety.” The teacher has thought about taking some more courses and maybe becoming certified to teach something else as well. She says she would maybe like to teach social studies, but it’s just a thought as of right now.
No matter what she teaches, though, Central High School is lucky to have her as a teacher, and hopefully she will be here for a while!