Blackshear Fine Arts Academy

Principal's Corner

My name is Rick Garner. I am the proud principal at Blackshear Elementary Fine Arts Academy. I have been an educator since 1996. I have been fortunate to have experience as an elementary teacher and administrator, middle school teacher and administrator, and as a central office administrator. My Master’s degree in Educational Administration was earned at California State University, San Bernardino. I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Whitworth University in Spokane, WA. I majored in Spanish, with an area of emphasis in Cross Cultural Studies.

In high school and college, I was an avid soccer player and trumpet player. I also enjoyed long distance running. The most memorable races that I participated in were the Dipsea Race, Bloomsday, and the Coeur d’Alene Marathon.

In my home we speak Spanish and English. My wonderful wife is from Chihuahua, Mexico. My son is a student at Baylor University and my daughter is a student at Cedar Park High School.