Dr. Garza is in his 2nd year as Bishop Montgomery’s Principal. Prior to coming to BMHS, he served as the Director of Secondary Education for the Conejo Valley Unified School District. He is, however, very familiar with the South Bay, being a long-time resident of El Segundo. Dr. Garza spent the last 21 years in school administration, 18 of which have been with the El Segundo Unified School District where he served as principal of El Segundo High School from 2005 to 2013. During his tenure at El Segundo High School, the school was recognized as a three-time “California Distinguished School,” a first for the school. He also designed and implemented the Career Pathways for both engineering and biomedical sciences.
Dr. Garza earned a B.A. in History from Loyola Marymount University, a Master of Education with an emphasis in Counseling, and a Doctorate in Education from the University of Pennsylvania. Additionally, he holds a Single Subject Credential, a Multiple Subject Credential, a Pupil Personnel Services Credential, a Language Development Specialist Certificate, and an Administrative Services Credential.