Dear Parents,   


It is with great pleasure and enthusiasm that I write this letter of introduction to you as the new principal of  Dr. Garza STEAM Academy.  I am truly honored to become part of this community, which has already given me such a warm welcome!  In just the few interactions I’ve had with staff, students and families so far, it’s become abundantly clear that this school is a unique and special place. 


All of us at STEAM Academy are eager and excited to begin the 2022-2023 school year. We will be going full STEAM ahead as we continue to provide academic experiences for our students that are rigorous, relevant and that build relationships. As your principal, it is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors as staff, students, and parents feel welcome as part of the Dr. Garza Rocket Family.   


STEAM Academy is a wonderful learning community. My colleagues and I appreciate the trust that you’ve shown in us by sending your children here every day. We will do our best to ensure they have a fulfilling, happy and safe year. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. 



Víctor Monreal


My name is Kourtney Leal and I am super excited to begin my 18th year in the district as one half of the administration team at Dr. Raul Garza Jr. STEAM Academy as the Assistant Principal. I was born and raised in San Benito and have a high sense of Greyhound Pride and dedication to serving the amazing students of SBCISD!
I have already felt a warm welcome by staff and parents, which can be all attributed to the collaborative community that has been established here on campus. Walking the halls, I am blown away by the uniqueness of the campus, and all of its instructional beauty. I truly look forward to seeing all your children’s happy, smiling faces come the first day of school.
I anticipate creating long-lasting relationships with every single one of you as we work hand in hand in providing an education based on academic excellence for our students. Mr. Monreal and I, along with all of our staff, will be working diligently in giving our Rockets a memorable year!
Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you ever need anything.
Kourtney Leal (Assistant Principal)