and EAGER. These are two words that define my outlook for this year. I just completed 12th year in education and I am proud to say that they all have been within Edgewood.

Working in Edgewood I have seen changes, but one thing that has not changed is the need for effective implementation of quality education and increased access to tangible real-life experiences/connections via a guaranteed and viable curriculum.  As an assistant principal at Gus Garcia I will work tirelessly to ensure that we more than fulfill that need.

As part of the Gus Garcia family I will continue to cultivate a culture of educational excellence that we have started during the 2012-2013 academic year. I will work to change them is conceptions that surround Gus Garcia. I will empower all stakeholders and turn this school around to become THE premier middle school in San Antonio.


I will promote teamwork and ownership that will be executed with effective and measurable staff professional development and student performance. I will work with our administrative team to orchestrate our efforts with detailed action plans to galvanize key stakeholder such as faculty, staff, students and parents to help move our school out of AYP.


Again, I am EXCITED and EAGER for what this year has in store for us. I know that we will achieve great things by providing our students with a world class education.  Please do not hesitate to contact me via phone (210) 444-8075, or email dpina@eisd.net, if I can be of any assistance to you.