SAN DIEGO – Feb. 24, 2015 – Mentoring Minds, a national publisher of K-12 educational resources, announced today that Roland Garcia, a seasoned sales professional with nearly 15 years of experience in the education industry, has joined their rapidly expanding national sales team. Garcia will lead the company’s sales efforts in San Diego as well as portions of California’s Inland Empire, including Riverside and San Bernardino.
“Roland’s unique blend of sales experience coupled with his background in education administration and ed-tech instruction make him a great fit for Mentoring Minds,” said Jessica Goodman, the company’s director of sales. “His focus on providing school customers with customized learning solutions to advance student achievement will be an incredible asset to schools in Southern California, home to some of the country’s largest and most competitive school districts.”
Garcia has held top sales positions at several leading education publishers, including education solution specialist for SMART Technologies; senior account executive covering Southern and Central California for Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; and regional professional development director for Pearson. He began his career as a teacher and site technology coordinator at San Diego State University and, for the past 16 years, has served as an adjunct professor teaching educational technology at the graduate school at National University in San Diego.
Garcia earned his bachelor’s degree in cultural anthropology from the University of California, San Diego and Riverside, respectively. He also holds a master’s degree in educational administration from San Diego State. He resides in Lakeside, California.
About Mentoring Minds, the Critical Thinking for Life Company
Mentoring Minds, the Critical Thinking for Life Company, delivers affordable, effective instructional resources that help students develop the skills to succeed both in the classroom and in life. Experienced educators create award-winning K-12 print and digital resources that integrate best practices for supplementary instruction, learning and assessment across a range of subject areas. Mentoring Minds is committed to empowering teachers and students, providing customized school-wide and district-wide solutions across the nation. For more information about Mentoring Minds and its educational resources, call 800-585-5258 or visit mentoringminds.com.