Teacher of the Year

I am Delores Garza, one of three children reared by Rogelio A. Garza+ and Frances G. Garza of Weslaco, Texas. I graduated from Weslaco High School in 1994 and then left home to attend a veterinarian/zoologist program at Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon in Monterrey, Mexico, but shortly returned to the states and attended Texas A & M University- Kingsville and earned my first Bachelor's degree in Agriculture Science with a teaching endorsement in 1999. In 2001, I received my second Bachelor's degree in Animal Science, and in 2017 I accomplished an associate’s in Welding. I am a certified welder! I currently hold teaching certificates in Generalist EC-4, Bilingual Generalist- Spanish EC-4, Health EC-12, and Vocational Agriculture Production 6-12.

I am a single mom to one amazing daughter, Lilee Catalina, she is a junior at Weslaco High School this year. Lilee will be one of the Drum Majors for the Weslaco Panther Corps. She attended and performed along with WPC at Magic Kingdom in Florida this summer. I love animals, barbecuing, dancing, shopping, but most importantly spending time with my daughter.

As a teacher, I have taught basically all grade levels across the Rio Grande Valley. I am currently teaching PK-4, an Intro. To Welding course and Pipe Welding course at South Texas College in the evenings. This year I challenged myself to be the Robotics sponsor, it is one of my daughter’s passions. I have to say it has been interesting. I am honored to be Teacher of the Year here at Ramirez Elementary. I can say that I am home here in Edinburg CISD, this will be my tenth year with Edinburg CISD. Thank you Ramirez Elementary for making me a part of the family!