Mr. Daniel García (English/Language Arts/Reading)
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
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)
Bachelor of Arts in English (biology minor): UTPA
My Teaching Credentials
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.
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