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Tawuana Salinas


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2571 E 4th St, Mission, TX 78572

Phone (956) 584-4900 Ext. 2016

Hello, my name is Tawuana Salinas.  While this is my 1st year in Sharyland ISD it is my 14th year in education.  I graduated from St. Edward’s University Austin, Texas with a double major in Spanish and International Business. I am certified to teach EC-6, Bilingual and Special Education. I have two daughters Melissa (13 years old) and Shea (8 years old). I taught the last 3 years in the Houston area, prior to Houston I taught in the Austin area. We have 3 dogs and 2 rabbits. I am excited to be part of the Sharyland family and your teacher! We are very fortunate to also have Marilou Hernandez and Nora Michalk working with us.

Mrs. Hernandez graduated from UTRGV and is certified EC-6 Special Education. She and her husband, Joe, have lived in the Sharyland area for about 3 years with their children Joey (18 years), David (10 years) and Zoe (1 year). She loves cleaning and organizing!

Mrs. Michalk has worked for about 12 years at R. D. Martinez. She is very excited to be working with our children in PPCD this year! Last year she was fighting cancer and won the victory. She states, “I have so much happiness in my heart that I have found the love for life that G-d has given to me!”.

In our classroom we follow a daily visual schedule. This allows us to visually see what our day has planned for us. We work with a specialized curriculum which is aligned to follow the TEKS. We, also, work with Zones by Zone into Autism.

In our classroom our ULTIMATE goal is INDEPENDENCE! One area that is very important for our independence is the restroom. We will be working hard to save you money by helping you get our students potty trained.  This is a NO DIAPER ZONE!!!   If you must… Please send pull ups that latch at the sides, wipes and an extra change of clothes, just in case we need them!

We are super excited about working with you and your child this school year!  I know that working together; we will have a successful year.  Please remember, we are here to help you as much as you are here to help us.  Let me know if you have any questions or need anything I may assist you with.

My moto is:
"GIVE them a fish, they eat for a DAY;
TEACH them to fish, they eat for a LIFETIME!" - author unknown