Phone: (210)356-3200 Ext. 632520
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor Degree in Violin Performance UTSA Teaching Certification Region 20
Mrs. Stephanie De Santiago
I was born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. I attended Mac Arthur high school, and then attended UTSA. I received my bachelors degree in violin performance and also received my certificate in music education. I am going into my 14th year of teaching. I taught at Ed White middle school for 4 years and now going into my 10th year at Driscoll.
Prior to my teaching job, I worked at Northern Oaks Animal Hospital for 7 years as a receptionist, assistant, and cat groomer. I also groomed cats at Cibolo Canyons Animal Hopstial as well and I still currently groom cats and dogs in my spare time.
I started playing violin at the age of 10 in the 5th grade string program at Thousand Oaks Elementary. I was very blessed to have been guided and taught by some of the finest teachers. The teachers whom I am forever grateful for are Dorothy Wells, Jan Garverick, Gene Dowdy and my private instructor Mary Ellen Goree. I also have 8 private violin/viola students whom I teach outside of Driscoll. I have been teaching private lessons for 20 years and absolutely love it. In my spare time, I enjoy playing for weddings, and other functions. I have had the privilege of being able to record on local San Antonio artist’s cd/dvds. I recorded on David Kauffmans Behold cd, Bill Gokelman’s Steal Away and George Gaytan’s Lullaby Dreams.
Family is one of the most important things I cherish. I have the most wonderful husband named Chris. We have been married for 3 years and have been together for almost 6 years. We have a son name Samuel, who is 2 and we just recently had a beautiful baby girl in June named Evelyn. I love being a mom. I also have 3 step kids Chris, Benjamin and Isabella. We love to travel, go on cruises, salsa dancing, and spending family time together.
I am very excited for this upcoming year!!! It will be very challenging but I know we will make the best of it together. :)
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1st Period (8:30-9:35) Begnning Orchestra
3rd Period (9:40-10:45) Honors Orchestra
Lunch Duty (10:50-11:30)
My Lunch (12:00-12:40)
7th Period (12:45-1:50) AIM
2nd Period (8:30-9:35) Advanced 6th Grade Orchestra
4th Period (9:40-10:45) Concert Orchestra
6th Period (10:50-11:55) Conference
My Lunch (12:00-12:40)
8th Period (12:45-1:50) 5th Grade Strings
Morning Tutoring Schedule
Tuesday and Thursday 7:30-8:15 a.m.
After School 1:50-2:55 p.m.