Sergio Garcia Principal, Artesia High School, ABC Unified
Sergio Alejandro Garcia is the current Principal at Artesia High School in Lakewood, California, part of the ABC Unified School District (ABCUSD). Sergio also consults with Dennis Parker and Knox Education to support implementation of Strategic Schooling in several California districts. He has worked at Artesia for over 5 years during which he has instituted many programs including Strategic Schooling, No Fail Math, and Standards Based Education. He has used Established Targets, Research Based Instruction, and data to improve Artesia’s API Score by 164 points in 6 years. Mr. Garcia has led the transformation of Artesia from being ranked 2 in the state to 4. Among similar schools in California, Artesia is now ranked 10 compared to a 2 six years ago. The California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) passing rate also went from 74% to 94% with attendance jumping to 97%. Mr. Garcia’s experience includes District Master Teacher, District Program Facilitator, High School Assistant Principal, Middle School Principal, and High School Principal.