Diana Garcia

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 fifth 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 district with my husband (Arkadio) and my sons (Arkadio Alec and Evan Efrain).  My wonderful step-daughters are from Weslaco.  Nina, the oldest is currently a junior at Texas A & M Corpus Christi, "Go Islanders!"  Molly, is also with her big sis at the same college as a sophomore.  We are very proud of them. 

   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