Degrees and Certifications:
University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire Bachelor of Science- Cognitive Disabilities ('93) University of Texas- San Antonio Masters- Educational Leadership (Class of '21)
Mrs. Daina Escamilla
Hello! My name is Daina Escamilla, and I am thrilled to enter into my 5th year at Hardy Oak Elementary! I was the ALE teacher for 3 years, and last year I was a co-teacher with 2nd grade. This year I am excited to be the Redirection/Resource teacher, as Mrs. McKinney is our new Pre-K teacher! This will be my 23rd year as a special education teacher. In addition, I am entering my 2nd and final year of my masters degree program in Educational Leadership at UTSA. I want to be a principal when I grow up! :)
I am originally from Wisconsin (Go Pack Go! & Go Badgers!), and have also lived and taught in Virginia and California. My husband and I have been married for 20 years and have 2 sons- our oldest just graduated from Reagan HS, and is off to Marine Corp bootcamp at the end of August, and our younger son will be a freshman at Reagan. We also have Stella who happens to be the sweetest pup ever! As a family we love to travel, go camping, head to the beach, and take in the latest movies!
At Hardy Oak, we are STRONGER TOGETHER!
7:30-8:00- Morning Work/Agenda/Announcements/Class Meeting
9:30-10:30- Math/Math Stations
10:30-11:55- Reading/English Language Arts
1:20-2:30- Science/Social Studies
2:30-2:45- Read Aloud/Pack Up