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Daniel Garcia

English Teacher

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Contact Info:


Work Phone:

(956) 323-2935

Cell Phone:

(315) 933-0539

Conference Times:

8th Period: 3:40--4:30 p.m.

Class Room Number:

EC 5

About Me

Educational History:

My Education:

Enrolled in Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction: Texas Tech University: Lubbock, TX

University of Texas—Rio Grande Valley: Edinburg, TX

University of Texas-Pan American: Edinburg, TX

Louisiana State University: Baton Rouge, LA

Mission High School: Mission, TX

Naval School of Health Sciences (U.S. Navy): San Diego, CA

Community College of Philadelphia (U.S. Navy): Philadelphia, PA

Degrees and Certifications:

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

Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (English): UTRGV

Student in the PhD in Curriculum & Instruction program (College of Education, Focus on Language, Diversity, and Literacy): Texas Tech U.

Standard Professional Teaching Certificate: English/Language Arts & Reading (8—12)

English as a Second Language (ESL Supplemental) Certificate

Professional Development:

Gemini Ink Writers Conference

Association of Writing Programs (AWP)

Gifted & Talented Training

Texas Library Association

Advanced Placement National Conference (College Board)


Current Position:

La Joya Early College High School faculty since 2018

Currently Teaching:

English IV

English III

ENGL 2341: Intro to Forms of Lit (Dual Enrollment course via South Texas College)



Previous Position:

McAllen ISD: 8 years

Weslaco ISD: 3 years

English I--IV


Family Information:

Married; three kids.

We have three cats (yikes!) and just lost our doggie after 13 years.

Personal Information:

I write poetry and edit books.I also write songs.

I also founded and help organize the Rio Grande Valley International Poetry Festival (last weekend in April, annually.)

I recently gave a TEDx Talk in Dallas:

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.