Mrs. Marisa L. Garza is a proud 1991 graduate from Edinburg High School.  She earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from the University of Texas Pan American in 2001.  Mrs. Garza then obtained a Master’s degree in Educational Administration from the University of Texas Pan American in 2006.  She holds a Texas Educator Certificate in Secondary Business Composite (6-12) and a Standard Principal Certificate (EC-12). This is Mrs. Garza's 6th year as a campus principal.  Prior to Harwell Middle School, she served 5 years as Principal at Dr. Thomas Esparza Elementary.  Her experience ranges from Curriculum Assistant Principal at Barrientes Middle School, Tutorial Facilitator at Edinburg North High School, and CATE Teacher/ Drill Team Director at Economedes High School. 

Mrs. Garza is happily married to Dr. Anthony Garza.  They have two children;  Loren and Anthony and reside in the great city of Edinburg. Mrs. Garza believes that, “All children can learn.  Any age, any group, provided they have a teacher who cares and is willing to put in the work.”  Her mission is to teach all students to believe in themselves, no matter their circumstance."