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Principal's Message

Lindsay Ahlgren-Blythe, Garcia High School Principal
As an undergraduate Spanish student, Lindsay Ahlgren-Blythe’s interest in education began when she taught ESL to adults for a service learning project. “I realized my passion for providing educational opportunities to traditionally underserved communities,” she explained. Later, Ms. Ahlgren-Blythe started her career as a Spanish teacher in Connecticut through Teach For America, serving both district and charter school sectors. After moving back to the Midwest in 2012, she became the founding Spanish teacher at Johnson College Prep, rising to 12th Grade Level Lead, Summer School Principal and Dean of Instruction before completing the Ryan Fellowship and stepping into the Principal role at Garcia. “I have spent my career working to ensure that an excellent education is a right for all students,” said Ms. Ahlgren-Blythe. She looks forward to an exciting year of learning and growth at Garcia.
Contact information: 312-914-7346
Principal's Message
Welcome to MAJ Hector P. Garcia MD High School, home of the Patriots! We are a CPS 1 school that proudly serves the Archer Heights neighborhood on Chicago's Southwest side. Our students engage in rigorous coursework ranging from AP English Literature to Dual-Enrollment College Algebra to Environmental Science and can choose electives in Fine Arts, World Languages, Engineering, Drama and Composition as well as a wide range of PE electives. Outside of academics, our students compete in city-wide athletic competitions and events such as Chess team. We are advocates for students and their families through Escuela Para Padres and our vibrant DREAMers Club. Thank you for visiting our site!