Dr. Gonzalo Garza Discusses His Life
Veteran of World War II, the Korean War,
and Alzheimer's Disease
About Dr. Garza:
Dr. Garza, who lost his wife in 2009, spent more than three decades traveling across the state of Texas serving as a school superintendent for more than a dozen school districts before he retired as superintendent of the Austin Independence School District.
He is the namesake for Gonzalo Garza Independence High School in Austin and holds a doctorate in curriculum and instruction from the University of Texas at Austin (1976) and an honorary doctor of humane letters from Houston-Tillotson College (1992). Dr. Garza also holds an honorary commission as a second lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps.