Walk into Mr. Garcia’s classroom at Lee A. McShan Jr. Elementary School and you will immediately notice the pool table near the center of the room.
Your eyes will then probably spot Mr. Garcia’s Army uniforms hanging near the United States flags and the headphones that help students engage in learning.
It quickly becomes clear that Mr. Garcia has put plenty of thought into his classroom.
“I designed my classroom the way I did because I feel like it will help my students be more engaged,” Garcia said
As an ex-soldier, Garcia knew it was important to find a career that gave him value. After 11 years of teaching at McShan Elmeentary, he said he still looks forward to coming to school.