José Garcia has been working for Greene County Schools since he began his teaching career in 2001. He graduated from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in Science Education and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Masters of Science in Science Education. Currently, he serves as the district Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Director. Mr. Garcia has been a science instructor in all science grades 6-12 and served as an instructional technologist in grades 6-8. In addition, he serves on the Science, Technology, and Mathematics (SMT) Education Center Board of Directors, Industrial Engineering Technology Committee at Lenoir Community College, Electronics Engineering Technology Committee at Pitt Community College, Lenoir County Manufacturing Day Committee, Apple Distinguished Educator, and faculty member for the Smithsonian Science Education Center. He is currently working on his Ed. D in Educational Leadership at University of North Carolina Wilmington.