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About Tia L. Barcelona

I am so eager to begin my third year with La Vega Early College High School (ECHS) and La Vega High School AVID Program! I am excited to be on the LVECHS / LVHS TEAM! Eager to begin this school year and journey with you (students) and parents/guardians!  Your role, as a student, parent/guardian, or colleague, is an important part of any successful educational process. I am excited to be on your TEAM and eager to begin our journey together! My journey consists of wearing multiple hats at La Vega High School and La Vega ECHS.  

I received a Bachelor of Arts degree ~ majoring in Communications from the University of Houston at Clear Lake. My teaching career began in 2005. I have been in my current role as the LVECHS and LVHS Campus AVID
Coordinator and Elective Teacher; In addition, I am serving as the LVHS UIL Coordinator.  
As you review my past endeavors, you can see I have experience in various educational roles: Professional Communications Instructor, Speech and Debate Coach (NSDA, TFA and UIL Academics Coach), Student Council Advisor, Broadcast Journalism instructor, among others. Prior to 2005, I worked in corporate and higher education professional positions. 
In addition, my community service involvement centers around educational support, "Benefiting youth, by supporting" I currently serve on the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo (HLSR) Speakers Committee, Captain of the Business Speech Team. As a lifetime member, I have served over 23 years volunteering for the HLSR and 15 years serving on the HLSR Speakers Committee. 

ALL roads lead to the same goal, "providing "EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES" by putting scholastic needs first, college and career readiness experiences, and a "hands-on" engaging learning environment! In addition, enhancing students organizational skills, communication skills, and conflict management skills by learning appropriate and proper communication styles that will benefit students tremendously both personally and professionally.