Angela Garcia | HR Specialist | Sharyland ISD
How did you get your start in school business?
I graduated from Sharyland High School back in 1999 and I went on to work for Hidalgo County for 14 years. The opportunity to work at Sharyland ISD opened up and I decided to give it a shot, never thinking I would be considered due to never having worked for a school district. It has been a dream come true and a blessing from above to be able to work for the school district I graduated from and the district my children attend.
What do you like best about your job and where you work?
Oh, so many things! Most of all I love helping people as much as I can. Everyone has a different reason why they come into our office, whether they are current employees or someone looking to become an employee of the District. Regardless of who it is or what reason they are in my office, everyone is treated with the utmost respect.
Why do you recommend TASBO to your colleagues? What programs and services do you find useful?
TASBO is a great organization that offers many tools that are useful in our day to day operations, regardless of what department or position you hold. This year was my first year attending the TASBO Engage Annual Conference and I had so much fun networking with people from around the state.
What is your favorite TASBO training to attend and why?
The TASBO Engage Annual Conference – I met lots of new people and was able to see what other districts around the state are doing differently than Sharyland ISD.
What was your childhood dream job?
It was to be a teacher but now that I work in human resources and if I would have known what HR was as a child, this would have been my childhood dream job.
What book could you read over and over again?
I am not much of a reader, but if I had to choose, I would say “Charlotte’s Webb”. That was definitely my favorite childhood book.
Tell us a fun fact (or two!) about yourself:
I love to cook and eat!
What’s one thing you’re excited about/looking forward to in the future?
All of the great things that are in store for my children’s future, I have a 15 year old and a 7 year old.
If you have your certification or are currently working towards one, tell us what it means to you to be TASBO certified?
I just started taking classes, this year. My goal is to obtain a RTSBA, one of the most distinguished certifications in education.
Anything else you would like to include?
If you are not a member of TASBO, please consider becoming a member and if you are given an opportunity, try to attend the Annual Conference.