Molly Garcia is a Coach and Consultant for FranklinCovey Education. For over 20 years, she has served as a Bilingual Teacher, Instructional Coach, and Building Principal in high poverty schools in Arizona.
Her last 10 years in the field were as an administrator in the Dysart Unified School District. She served as the school principal at Luke Elementary: the first Lighthouse School in the region. Her servant leadership approach and genuine kindness are deeply embedded in the school community and will forever be in their hearts.
Molly served as an inspirational leader in professional development for her school and district, focusing her workshops on leadership, brain research, and highly effective classroom practices. She served as a mentor to new administrators in the district and was recognized as a Rodel Exemplary Principal of the Year in the state of Arizona for her work with disadvantaged children. In addition, Molly served as an instructor at Grand Canyon University, where she taught Teacher Evaluation and School Culture to aspiring principals. She was awarded the 2018 Adjunct Faculty of the Year Award for her motivational and highly engaging classes.
Molly’s passion is deep-rooted in empowering and inspiring ALL students and teachers, particularly in high impoverished areas. She has led her school community to recognition and embraced the belief that we are better together.
Molly earned her bachelor’s degree in bilingual education at Arizona State University and her master’s degree at The University of Phoenix in educational leadership and supervision. Molly also currently serves as the host of our Leader in Me “Empowering Teacher” podcast—a space for our teachers to connect, inspire, and take away doable strategies to implement in the classroom today.