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We asked our award winners questions to describe what their award means to them and what advice would they give to new educators beginning their journey.

For our third and final interview, we spoke with Building Blocks , Alejandro Galaviz-Tovar.

What’s your title and school location?


Mission Park and Boronda Meadows

How many years of teaching?

3 years with District I.T. Department

What brought you to Salinas City Elementary School District?

I believe that education serves as a base foundation in life which has allowed technology to become a great integration in this aspect of learning. Being part of SCESD I.T. Dept. has allowed me to contribute to the future of the children’s basic education while using technology. 

What keeps you motivated and inspired on a dialy basis?

I look for opportunities to improve my support to each person that I may interact with, knowing that the lasting impression is always a positive experience.

What does your award mean to you?

Personally, that I am on the right path and new goals can be accomplished.

What is the most gratifying thing about your job?

For the past three years, I have enjoyed working with such an awesome team and a great boss. Everyone seems to enjoy coffee in our department, that is a plus!

Any advice for new educators?

Yes. First, Thank you for helping our children learn the challenges of technology. Second, remember the wise saying; “Have you tried restarting?”