Connie Garza Rickman

Most recent title: Vocational Counselor, Student Suspensions Hearing Officer, High School Principal, High School Vice Principal

Company: Tacoma Public Schools

Location: Tacoma, WA United States


  • Inductee, Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement (2018)
  • Recipient, Outstanding Educator Award, Washington State PTA (2011-Present)
  • Recipient, PCSRA Yearly Legislative Breakfast RSV Chair Award, Tacoma Principals Association (1973-Present)
  • Certificate of Appreciation Award, Safe Streets (2006-2007)
  • Recipient, Department Plaque of Distinction Award, County Sheriff (2005)
  • Recipient, Washington State Award, Tobacco and Substance Abuse Prevention Program (2000)
  • Recipient, Inspirational Award, Washington State Branch, AAUW (1995)
  • Nominee, Washington State Principal of Year (1986, 1994)
  • Recipient, Sustained Superior Award (1966)
  • Honoree, State Principal of the Year, Lincoln High School
  • Recipient, President’s Plaque, Tacoma Public Schools
  • Recipient, Letters of Commendation Award, United States House of Representatives
  • Unit President Recognition Award, Washington State Retired Teachers Association
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in the World (2011-2014)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who in America (2009-2014)
  • Featured Listee, Who’s Who of American Women (2008, 2010)


  • Master of Education, Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio
  • Bachelor of Science in Education, Texas Woman’s University, Denton
  • Certified in Secondary Administration, Seattle, Washington
  • Certified in Training, Heidelburg, Germany

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