Linda Luna DeMino
Howard Early Childhood Center
7800 Broadway
San Antonio, TX 78209

Special Education, Pre–K

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1) What is one thing that needs to change in order to keep quality teachers in the profession?

How do you keep yourself motivated and energized to stay in teaching?


Linda Luna DeMino, 2001
State Teacher of the Year, Texas
I received both my bachelor and master degrees from the University of Texas in San Antonio, where I have always lived. I have received the Trinity Prize for Excellence in Teaching and Regional Teacher of the Year. I feel very fortunate to have been a student, a teacher, and a parent in the Alamo Heights Independent School District. Understanding the community in which you teach is a very beneficial tool for a teacher. For 22 years I have had the pleasure of teaching three-, four- and five-year-old disabled children. My goal has always been to help others understand that it does not take a special person to teach special needs children but rather a person who believes that all children have the capacity to learn. All children are unique. They all possess spectrums of emotion, curiosity for life, and the potential to be individuals who contribute to our society.  

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