Hello Yellowjackets, I am Chandler Garcia, the new principal of Hazel Ingram Elementary. I am honored to have the privilege to lead and serve the Ferris community where rich traditions and family values run deep and create the Yellowjacket Nation. 

For over 12 years, I have served as a dedicated educator. Most recently, I was an assistant principal in Arlington ISD.  I have also served as an Instructional Specialist and Instructional Coach in Midlothian ISD and Pflugerville ISD. Before becoming an instructional leader, I taught third and fourth grade in the Galveston area and in Midlothian. 

I was born, raised, and currently live in Arlington, but the larger city life is something I am trying to escape. I received my bachelors degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Texas Woman's University and a masters degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Texas at Arlington.  In my free time I enjoy kickboxing, crafting, and laying by the pool. 

My husband Ricky and I have been together for 14 years and enjoy traveling, hiking, and attending sporting events together. Our favorite place to be is the beach. We love the sounds and the warmth of the sun, when the ocean waves  are nearby to cool us off. 

We have a blended family with three boys, Caleb 20, Alfonso 17, and Isaac 8. Being a boy mom definitely keeps me on my toes, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. We also have two Miniature Schnauzer fur babies, Bella and Barkley, who seem to believe that they are human.        

I am excited to start the school year and look forward to meeting all of our Little Jackets and families. 


Chandler Garcia