Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Applied Learning and Development from the University of Texas at Austin Early Childhood-Sixth Grade Certification English as a Second Language Certification

Mrs. Emily McDowell

Hello Tuscany Heights Tigers! You may recognize me as Miss Miketinac, but I just got married in June and will now be Mrs. McDowell!

I was born and raised in San Antonio, where my love for teaching began at a very early age, and I graduated from The University of Texas at Austin. I have been a first grade teacher at THE since March 2017.

I strive to utilize my energetic attitude and passion for teaching to foster a classroom environment where every student is capable of learning. My genuine dedication to individual student success creates an environment to grow each student as a whole. By focusing not only on academics, but social/emotional growth and community responsibility as well, I aim to adequately prepare students for their future.

Class News

Class Schedule

  • 2023-2024 First Grade Schedule

    *Morning Meeting 7:45-8:00
    *Phonics 8:00-8:40
    *Reading Groups & Daily 5 8:40-9:45
    *Reading Whole Group 9:45-10:05
    *Specials 10:05-10:55
    *Lunch 11:00-11:30
    *Handwriting 11:30-11:50
    *Writing 11:50-12:18
    *Math Lesson 12:18-12:30
    *Recess 12:30-12:50
    *Math Small Groups 12:50-2:00
    *Science/Social Studies 2:00-2:40
    *Pack-Up 2:40-2:45