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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 Bachelor 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 
 
 
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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 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 is looking forward to expanding their family. Mela enjoys reading, watching movies, and spending quality time with family and friends. 

 

 

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Rosario is a Licensed Assistant Speech Pathologist (SLPA) with Zapata County ISD. She graduated from Hebbronville High School and furthered her education at Texas A&M University-Kingsville where she attained a Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Sciences & Disorders with a minor in Psychology and launched her career.

Rosario believes that every child has a voice and is enthusiastic to be an instrument in helping children express their voice and communicate with the world. 

Favorite Motto:

Live every moment, Laugh every day, Love beyond words 

 

 

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Zonia Garza-Camacho is a proud graduate of Zapata High School. She attended TAMIU where she graduated in 2009 with a degree of Bachelor 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. 

Hobbies:                                                                                                                 Painting, skeet shooting, and creating all-natural beauty products.

Favorite Motto:                                                                                                                                                Stay humble, Work hard, Be kind

 

 

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It is the policy of Zapata County Independent School District (“District”) not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap in its programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.  The District shall provide equal opportunities to all individuals within its jurisdiction or geographic boundaries. Education Code 1.002(a) No officer or employee of a district shall, when acting or purporting to act in an official capacity, refuse to permit any student to participate in any school program because of the student’s race, religion, color, sex, or national origin. Civ. Prac. & Rem. Code 106.001 The District may not deny services to any individual eligible to participate in its special education program, but it shall provide individuals with disabilities special educational services as authorized by law. Education Code 1.002(b). 

 

Aviso de no discriminación:
Es la política del Distrito Escolar Independiente del Condado de Zapata ("Distrito") no discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, discapacidad en sus programas, servicios o actividades como lo requiere el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, según enmendado; Título IX de las Enmiendas de Educación de 1972; y la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, según enmendada.
El Distrito brindará igualdad de oportunidades a todas las personas dentro de su jurisdicción o límites geográficos. Código de Educación 1.002 (a) Ningún funcionario o empleado de un distrito, cuando actúe o pretenda actuar bajo su título oficial, deberá negar a ningún alumno la oportunidad de participar en un programa escolar debido a su raza, religión, color, sexo u origen nacional. Civ. Prac. Y Rem. 106.001
El Distrito no puede negar servicios a ninguna persona elegible para participar en su programa de educación especial, pero debe de proporcionar servicios educativos especiales a personas con discapacidades según lo autorice la ley. Código de Educación 1.002 (b). El Distrito Escolar Independiente del Condado de Zapata es un empleador que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.  

 

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