Mrs. Daina Escamilla



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!


Class Schedule

  • 7:30-8:00- Morning Work/Agenda/Announcements/Class Meeting

    8:05-8:55- Specials

    9:00-9:30- Snack/Intervention

    9:30-10:30- Math/Math Stations

    10:30-11:55- Reading/English Language Arts

    12:00-12:30- Lunch

    12:30-1:00- Recess

    1:00-1:20- Handwriting

    1:20-2:30- Science/Social Studies

    2:30-2:45- Read Aloud/Pack Up

    2:55- Dismissal