Connecting the Pack at La Joya Community High School

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Connecting the Pack at La Joya Community High School

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Connecting the Pack at La Joya Community High School

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Teacher Feature: Coach Fontes

Coach Fontes teaches PE, weights and health. He didn’t plan on being a teacher, but he got an offer to be a Coach for football at a private school and he took it. Coach Fontes coached for eight years and after coaching he went onto GCU and finished his classes, he then got hired at La Joya Community High School.

For years Coach Mitchell was trying to get Coach Fontes to be a teacher, but Fontes said ” I would never ever become a teacher” but his life took a 180 and now he’s here teaching at La Joya.

He never saw himself teaching in front of students because he was never comfortable talking in front of people, after he got the experience at GCU he was more comfortable, he says “now I feel like I can relate with the kids and tell them stories and have it related to their lives.”

He loves the kids at the school and likes to see them smile and laugh, he says seeing kids like that puts him in a good mood and makes him excited and makes him feel like that’s the reason why he’s here. Coach Fontes says that coaching comes natural to him and that it feels right to do, he says that he feels like something he’s supposed to do and that his call is coaching.

Fontes still sees himself being at La Joya Community High School and he thinks that the school is going in the right direction.


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Veronica Garcia
Veronica Garcia is a photographer at La Joya Community High School in Avondale, Arizona. She is a Junior currently taking the 2023- 2024 Advanced Digital Communication Class. She is taking the class in hopes of learning and enhancing her skills in photography. She has only been at La Joya for three years. A lot has happened to her over time on camps here at La Joya Community High School that has helped her improve as a photographer which allows her to be able to help others.  She plans to on day go on to competition for photography. She made a promise to herself that she would succeed and present the best work possible. Veronica one day hoped to purse a career in photography. She hopes that as she grows, she will get to observe the growth for her colleagues.

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