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Leroy Stavinoha Jr.

Degree Year

Tarleton State University
Bachelor of Science

Prairi View A&M University
Master of Education


School Position From: To:

Rice High School
Ag Teacher

Rice High School
Assistant Principal

    Rice High School
 Principal  2004  2009
    Garwood Elementary
 Principal  2009  Present

Dear Garwood Elementary Parents and Students,

Welcome to Garwood Elementary School!  We invite you to discover our wonderful learning community.  Our K - 5 school serves approximately 100 students in Kindergarten through Grade 5.  We offer full day kindergarten and a traditional classroom setting with multi-age experiences.  Garwood Elementary School is located on State Highway 71 south of Farm Road 950 in southern Colorado County.  The first school was built in 1902 and has been rebuilt and renovated several times since then.    The current school building has 8 classrooms, 2 computer labs, science lab, band hall, cafeteria, library and and 4 classrooms devoted to special programs.

Our staff is committed to developing the whole child - the social, emotional, and academic child.  We understand that education is more than just reading, writing, and math.  The Garwood teaching staff has an average of 15 years of experience per teacher.  Our talented and dedicated staff is highly qualified and is ready to meet the differentiated needs of all students.  We are constantly working to update our classrooms with the latest technology and teaching techniques.

Leroy Stavinoha Jr., Principal

Strive for Excellence

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