My name is Dayla Hearon. I have been teaching kindergarten for the past 34 years! We have moved lots of times over the years but I have always managed to find a kindergarten job each time. I love kindergarten children and Woodriver. In my spare time I enjoy reading, shopping and going to the beach with my family.
My family consists of my husband, my son and my incredibly spoiled Boston Terrier. My husband is the Department Chair of Health and Kinesiology at Texas A&M University in Kingsville. My son graduated from Colorado State University with his Ph.D. in Bioenergetics. He is now working at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, Texas conducting cardiovascular research on humans. I am a very proud mom! My dog doesn't really do much other than sleep on the couch or sit in my lap.
I graduated from Permian High School in Odessa, Texas. After high school I attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock. I earned my B.S. in Human Development as a Teacher of Young Children with a minor in Child Development. After years of teaching kindergarten I decided to go back to Grad School to work on my Master's degree. I earned my M.S. Ed. from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois. I am a certified Reading Specialists. I also hold my ESL and Gifted and Talented certifications.
I began teaching kindergarten in January of 1985 in Slaton, Texas. I taught there for 6 years before moving to Baton Rouge, Louisiana so that my husband could attend LSU for his doctoral work. I taught kindergarten in Donaldsonville, Louisiana for 5 years. We then moved to San Antonio and I taught kindergarten for 5 years. Once again we moved and I was hired to teach kindergarten in South Beloit, Illinois. I taught there for 7 years before we finally made our way back to Texas! I have been at Wood River in Calallen for the past 12 years. Hopefully, this will be my last school!