Callejo teacher gets paid to do what he loves most: helping kids


Rogelio Garcia, a fifth-grade teacher at Adelfa Botello Callejo Elementary, says he became a teacher by luck.

After volunteering at a school, Garcia developed a passion for education and a motivation to impact students.

“Teaching is not a job, it’s like going to school again,” said Garcia. “I get paid to do what I love the most … helping children.”

After 18 years of teaching, he will get to see some of his first year students graduating from college at the end of this school year! As we conclude our observance of Hispanic Heritage Month, we salute Rogelio Garcia for his dedication to Dallas ISD students!


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