Principal's Message

Dear J.W. Oakley Families, 

       My name is Hidali Garcia and I am excited to introduce myself as the new principal of J.W. Oakley Elementary School, home of the Otters.  I am honored to join Oakley's dedicated staff, along with the dynamic teachers and our new Vice-Principal, Patti Weeks.  I will work hard to cultivate good citizenship, daily attendance and provide rigorous academic experie
nces for all our students. 

       My passion for education has been shaped over the past 25 years as a teacher, resource teacher, county, site and district administrator.  This year will be my 26th year in education.  On a personal note, I would like to share that I grew up in Brawley, I continue to live here and attended Oakley in 2nd grade.

      I look forward to getting to know you and your children in my current role.  I know many of you now because I was Oakley's Vice Principal last year.  Please do not hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns or ideas to share. Thank you.




ali Garcia
Principal,  J.W. Oakley School