Garcia, Diana

Mrs. Diana D. Garcia-Chapa

    Hello and welcome to another splendid year at R.D. Martinez.  I've taught 3rd grade for six years and now this is my 10th year in 4th grade, and "I'm Loving it!"

    Now, a little summary about myself.  I was born in Rio Grande City but was raised in Houston for fourteen years.  My parents (Efrain & Rosie Garcia) and I moved to the valley in 94' and I graduated from Mission High School in 98'.  I continued my education and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Corrections and also received my Master's in Sociology from UTPA (a.k.a UTRGV).  During my college years I was able to substitute and later worked as a paraprofessional.  At that time I realized that I wanted a career in education.  So I proceeded to get my Bilingual EC-4 certification and found my place here at R. D. Martinez.  I live in the Sharyland district (Mission) with my husband (Arkadio) and my sons (Arkadio Alec and Evan Efrain). Oh, and lets not forget our dog Jolene. I also have two step-daughters. Nina is now living in Donna with her husband Mike and son Maxon. Molly currently lives in San Antonio pursuing her masters in science and is engaged to Frank.

   I'm excited about this year, and I'm looking forward to seeing my students grow into individual shining stars.  Have a wonderful and safe year!

    Mrs. Garcia-Chapa