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Norma S. Garza

Norma S. Garza is a certified public accountant who earned her undergraduate degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. With more than 35 years of experience, she has worked extensively in both public and private accounting, specializing in tax and digital platform support.

She has held senior positions at Grant Thornton and Burton, McCumber & Cortez, LLP. Her professional journey also includes a role as the director of marketing and outreach for a pediatric therapy center in Shanghai and Beijing, China, and serving as a senior advisor to the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, D.C.

She contributed significantly to education policy as a commissioner on the White House Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans Commission and as a member of the National Reading Panel in Washington, D.C.

In 2006, Garza authored a chapter titled “A Parent’s Pressure Cooker” in the book Why Kids Can’t Read: Challenging the Status Quo in Education. Currently residing in San Miguel de Allende, GTO, Mexico, she is a proud mother of three married sons and grandmother to eight grandchildren.

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