Jose Garza

Guest Blogger

Teacher, Partnership to Uplift Communities Schools

Los Angeles, California

Jose Garza is a charter school teacher in Los Angeles at Partnership to Uplift Communities Schools (PUC). He is mentoring a first-year teacher through PUC’s Alumni Teach Project.

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Posted Sep. 17, 2015

VIDEO: Answering the Call to Mentorship

Over 15 years ago, Jose Garza’s mentor responded to his desire to become a professor: “Jose, what schools really need…

By Jose Garza

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Posted July 30, 2015

My ‘Odyssey’ to Becoming a Teacher Mentor: A Latino Teacher’s Account

Not too long ago I was rummaging through old books, notes and scraps of paper accumulated over time in my…

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Posted June 16, 2017

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