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Dr. Joshua J. Garcia, Superintendent

Dr. Joshua J. Garcia, Superintendent

Tacoma Public Schools

Joshua Garcia currently serves the students, staff, and community as the Superintendent of the Tacoma Public Schools.  Joshua currently supervises the district’s schools and Learning and Support Team.  In this role Joshua’s teams lead a number of ground-breaking reform initiatives. 

Joshua’s previous experiences include Deputy Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, Executive Director, High School Principal, Assistant Principal, Athletic Director and Teacher.   Joshua received his doctorate degree from Seattle University and his undergraduate degree from Washington State University.  Joshua is an ASCD International Outstanding Young Educator Award and Emerging Leader Recipient, a Washington State Stem Entrepreneur Award recipient, and was recognized as an Education Week 2015 Leaders to Learn From.

As of  January 2023