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Daniel Garcia

 Mr. Daniel García (English/Language Arts/Reading)

Maya Angelou and Me . . . holding hands backstage. 'Cause that's how we do. <3

I write poetry and edit books. I was lucky enough to be one of five winners of an essay contest while a graduate student at UTPA when Dr. Maya Angelou came for a visit. It was an all-time bucket list moment.

Who Am I?

This is my fifteenth year teaching high school English. I’m a writer, poet, former newspaper journalist, and songwriter. My books may be found at Barnes and Noble, etc. and online. I also founded and run the Rio Grande Valley International Poetry Festival (last weekend in April, annually.) As a published writer (former journalist and poet), I have lots of friends who write, so I invited some of them to visit for Hispanic Heritage Month. Check out the video here.

My Contact Info

  • Office: (956) 323-2935
  • E-mail: (Parents) and (Students)
  • Conference Period: 8th (3:25—4:15 p.m.)
  • Tutoring: On Asynchronous Days
  • Parents may request access to Google Classroom via e-mail.
  • Follow me on Twitter for teaching info, ACT and T.S.I. info, etc.
  • Code for Juniors & Parents: @ 9c72gf
  • Code for Seniors & Parents: @ fba4gd
  • Code for Creative Writing & Parents: @ k2g44g


My Education

Student in the PhD in Curriculum & Instruction (Language, Diversity, and Literacy Studies) program @ Texas Tech U.

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing: UTRGV

Louisiana State University (Howard Hughes Medical Institute Program)

  • “Detection of Vibrio spp. Using Immunofluorescent Antibody Tagging On Marine Zooplankton Exoskeleton Surfaces” (Summer Undegrad Biomedical Research Topic)

Bachelor of Arts in English (biology minor): UTPA

My Teaching Credentials

  • Standard Professional Teaching Certificate: English/Language Arts & Reading (8—12)
  • English as a Second Language (ESL Supplemental) Certificate

My 2021 Thus Far . . .

Here’s a link to tons of photos and a few videos of me and my students and fellow teachers @ La Joya Early College High School from a couple years ago! We can’t go back in time, but it’s nice to look back. 

My Schedule

1st English III: American Lit

2nd: English IV: British Lit

3rd: English IV: British Lit/DE ENGL 2341: Intro to Forms of Lit (STC)


4th: English IV: British Lit

5th: English IV: British Lit/Creative Writing

6th: English III: American Lit

7th: English III: American Lit

8th: Conference










Daniel Garcia

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Contact Daniel Garcia

Classroom Number:
EC 5
School Phone:
(956) 323-2935
Cell Phone:
(315) 933-0539
Conference Time:
8th Period: 3:40--4:30 p.m.