Hello and thank you All for welcoming me into Catherine A. Miller and the surrounding communities. My name is Nick Garro, and I am the Principal at Catherine A. Miller. I was born in Kansas City, Missouri, but I have lived in and around the Gallup area as my stepmother graduated from Crownpoint High School (Myra Panteah) and my stepfather graduated from Thoreau High School (Vernon Platero). I was lucky enough to attend Crownpoint Elementary, Thoreau Elementary, Stagecoach Elementary, and Kennedy Middle School, while living in the Gallup area.

I am fortunate to be married to Brittainy Garro who has blessed me with two amazing children: Madilynn (7) and Jaxon (9). As a family, we enjoy being in nature and Gallup has the perfect mixture of geological features to keep my eyes shining. In addition to enjoying our beautiful surroundings, we enjoy watching local sports and eating at Don Diego’s.

My journey into public education came to realization my senior year of high school when I worked with a student who inspired me to believe that ALL STUDENTS CAN LEARN, some at different paces than others. I graduated from Eastern New Mexico University with my Bachelors in Special Education and later my Masters of Arts in Special Education. After working with students with severe exceptionalities, I began work as an Inclusion math and English teacher at Tohatchi High school, Yeigo Yeigo Nashdoitsoh!! While in Tohatchi, I supported students in athletics as Athletic Director for two years, which then inspired me to earn a Masters degree in Educational Leadership from Western New Mexico University. Later, I had the opportunity to support students in an administrative role at Lincoln and Stagecoach Elementary Schools along with Gallup High school.

As Principal of Catherine A. Miller, I look forward to meeting you and engaging in the surrounding communities. The students at Catherine A. Miller have welcomed me with warm hearts and smiling eyes, so parents/guardians, thank you for raising such wonderful children. At Catherine A. Miller, we believe every student can be successful with appropriate supports, relevant learning, and rigorous classroom studies that prepare our students for the rigor of local, district and state assessments.

Go Bulldogs!!!