Phone: 360 893-0595
Degrees and Certifications:
Earned BA in Music Performance, University of New York at Fredonia, May 1993. Served in U.S. Army Bands, May 1993 - February 1999. Earned Certification in Music Education, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, May 2000. Band Director, First Colonial High School, Virginia Beach, September 2000 - June 2001. Showband trumpeter/Musical Director, Carnival Cruiselines, 2001-2007. Substitute teacher, K-12, all subjects, Enumclaw, Whiteriver, Orting, WA, 2008-2009. Music Teacher, K-12, Muckleshoot Tribal School, Auburn, Washigton, September 2009 - June 2011. Music Teacher, K-5, Twin Lakes Elementary, Federal Way, Washington, September 2011- June 2017. Music Teacher, K-5, Ptarmigan Ridge Elementary, Orting School District, Washigton, September 2017 - current.
Mr. Jason Garcia
This will be my 3rd year teaching at Ptarmigan Ridge Elementary. I have truly enjoyed working with students, parents, and staff in Orting School District. I love working with my students to help them overcome their fear of failure by embracing the learning process. I will be communicating with students and their families via email and website postings. I can't wait for another exciting year of learning through music making!