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    Name: Josefa S. Garcia
    Department:Special Education/English
    Email: josefa.garcia@lcps.org
    Room:  509, L407, 202, 602
    Planning Blocks: 1st, 2nd and 8th
    Teacher Biography
    Welcome back to school!
    This is my fourth year of teaching at Freedom High School.  For school year 2017-2018, I am teaching Self-Contained Reading Strategies 1 and Team Taught English 10 with Ms. Schmalz,  English 11 with Ms. Fulton and a case manager to some students.  Othe Special Education teaching experience includes four years of Self-Contained English and Resource in Southern Virginia, three years as resource specialist. in California, and two years in the same position in the US Virgin Islands.
    Before coming to the United States in 2006, I worked as an ESL (English as Second Language) teacher in the Philippines for thirteen years, where I earned my master's degree in Education major in English at the University of the Philippines (Visayas) in 1998.  I have also completed a second master's degree in Special Education in California State University Bakersfield in 2010.
    Please feel free to contact me by phone at 703-957-4300 or by email at josefa.garcia@lcps.org
    Teacher Information 
     Reading Strategies 1
    Team Taught English 10 
    Team Taught English 11
     A Day
    Block 1 - Planning (English) Room 509
    Block 2 - Planning (Special Education) Room 509
    Block 3 - Team Taught English 11(w/ Ms.Fulton) - Room 202
    Block 4 - Reading Strategies 1 (Room 602)
    B Day
    Block 5 - Team Taught English 10 (w/ Ms.Schmalz) Room L407
    Block 6 - Team Taught English 10 (w/ Ms.Schamalz) Room L407
    Block 7 - Team Taught English 11 (w/) Ms.Fulton) Room 202
    Block 8 - Planning (PLC)
    Online Presence
     I will be using the Google Clasroom in Reading Strategies1.  Please check back later for the link to the website.  For Team Taught English 10 and 11, please see Ms. Schamlz's and Ms. Fulton's pages.
    Current Grades 
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    Contact Information
    Freedom High School | 25450 Riding Center Drive | South Riding, VA
    P: (703)957-4300 | F:(703)542-2086