Idea bulb logo


Elizabet (Lisa) T. Garza

Executive Director

Elizabet (Lisa) T. Garza earned a Bachelor of Art Degree in Bilingual Education and Elementary Education from Houston Baptist University in Houston, Texas. She later earned a Masters in Reading from the University of Texas Pan American in Edinburg, Texas. Soon after, she earned her Principal Certificate.

Before joining IDEA Public Schools, Lisa was a principal at Cleckler-Heald Elementary in the Weslaco Independent School District from 2005-2010. Prior to that she served as an assistant principal for 3 years and a teacher for 11 years.

Lisa is currently an Executive Director for IDEA Public Schools. She is responsible for managing 12 principals from the following sites: San Juan, Pharr, Quest, Edinburg, McAllen, and Mission.

Lisa lives in Weslaco, Texas, with her husband Frank. Together, they are raising three children, Anaisa (15), Anthony (10), and Isaiah (2). In her spare time, she enjoys reading and scrapbooking.