Lucy is a bilingual speech language pathologist currently employed by Zapata County ISD; she specializes in providing prevention, assessment, and remediation services for students who exhibit difficulties in the areas of language, speech, voice, and fluency. These services are designed to help children meet their educational goals. Lucy graduated from Zapata High School and furthered her education at the University of Texas Pan American where she received her Bachelors of Arts in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2003 with Cum Laude honors, and Masters of Science in Communication Disorders in 2004. Lucy is currently certified in PECS and Vital Stim. Lucy is married to Hector Garcia Jr. and has two children Emily and Leo Garcia. Lucy enjoys spending quality time with her family and friends.
Lucy’s favorite quotes:
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about the things that matter.” –Martin Luther King, Jr.
“If you can dream it, you can do it.”-Walt Disney“A career in speech therapy challenges you to use your intellect (the talents of your mind) in combination with your humanity (the gifts of your heart) to do meaningful work that feeds your soul…I am proud to be a member of what I consider to be the best profession on earth.”-Megan Hodge
Melissa Lynn Martinez-Hinojosa is a proud 2010 Zapata High School graduate. Mela is a speech language pathologist currently employed by Zapata County ISD; she specializes in providing prevention, assessment, and remediation services for students who exhibit difficulties in the areas of language, speech, voice, and fluency. These services are designed to help children meet their educational goals. Mela received a post-secondary degree from Texas A&M International University receiving a Bachelor's of Science in Communication Disorders with Summa Cum Laude honors. She continued her graduate studies in Texas A&M University Kingsville and received a Master’s of Science in Speech Language pathology with Summa Cum Laude honors. She is married to Dago Hinojosa, Jr. and are looking forward to expanding their family. Mela enjoys reading, watching movies, and spending quality time with family and friends.
Rosario is a 1994 graduate of Hebbronville High School. It was during her senior year of High School while attending her father's speech therapy sessions at a rehabilitation center due to a stroke where her passion for the field of Speech Therapy ignited. Although a difficult time for the family, it painted a colorful path for her career and led her to her professional destiny as a Speech Therapist. In 1998 she graduated from Texas A&M University-Kingsville where she attained a Bachelor's of Science degree in Communication Sciences & Disorders with a minor in Psychology and launched her career as a Licensed Assistant-Speech Language Pathologist with Zapata Co. ISD. She is married to Omar Garcia, Jr., has a one year old daughter Camilla Rose and two step sons Omar Rene and Jose Alejandro.
On her down-time she enjoys watching movies, musicals, baking, Zumba and reality TV shows. Faith, Family, & Friends are her daily inspiration.
Live every moment, Laugh everyday, Love beyond words
Rosario believes that every child has an important message to convey and she is enthusiastic to be an instrument in helping children express their voice and communicate with the world.
Zonia Garza-Camacho is a proud graduate of Zapata High School. She attended TAMIU where she graduated in 2009 with a degree of Bachelors of Arts in Art (all levels of education). Upon her graduation she began working for Zapata High School. Feeling she had more to give she delved further into her education by continuing with Communication Sciences and Disorders. In 2011, she transferred to the Special Instructional Services Department at ZCISD as a licensed assistant speech language pathologist. Her motivation is working with students and seeing them succeed by communicating in their own unique way. Still wanting to practice one of her many passions she opened her own business providing art classes for children ages 5 and up. She is currently happily married to Gilbert Camacho, III, and have a beautiful daughter, Jozlynn Garza. She considers herself a true health enthusiast and enjoys providing health tips to others.
Hobbies: Painting, skeet shooting, and creating all natural beauty products.
Favorite Motto: Stay humble, Work hard, Be kind
Angela Nelia Ramirez is a lifelong resident of Zapata County. She is the daughter of Anselmo and Rosa Nelia Trevino. Angela comes from a family of lifelong educators and public service. She graduated from Zapata High School and immediately enrolled into Laredo Community College. Her life experiences provided her with a strong desire to give back to her community and she soon graduated with a degree as a certified occupational therapist assistant. Her aspiration was to give back and make a difference to the children of our community. She has been working with ZCISD since 1999 and has become a vital component of our related services team.
She is also married to Mario M. Ramirez, Jr. and has two amazing children Mario M. Ramirez, III, and Priscilla Atlanta Ramirez. She has instilled in her children the importance giving back and live their lives with a servant’s heart.