Dr. Maribel Garcia is a product of El Monte City Schools having attended Columbia School and graduated from El Monte High School. Armed with a passion for educating and empowering El Monte youth, Dr. Garcia embarked on her teaching career in 1998 at the very school she attended – Columbia School. Aiming to effect greater change on behalf of students in 2008, Dr. Garcia began her service as an administrator. In 2013, she was appointed as Superintendent. Dr. Garcia attended UCLA and earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and a Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership. She is an active member of the El Monte community, serving on boards and supports organizations that promote quality of life, access to resources, and equitable opportunities for all children. Dr. Garcia enjoys traveling, reading, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends.