Hello and Welcome to Kindergarten! My name is Debora Vida and I am so excited to be your child's teacher and part of Dalmatian Nation! It's going to be a fun year full of learning, love, and laughter. My teaching career has spanned over twenty years and includes pre-school through Kindergarten. I LOVE teaching Kindergarten because it is an amazing year of growth and development. The students are excited and so eager to learn and try new things. I love watching them grow and explore, and I love to celebrate the “light-bulb moments” when the world just seems to open up to them.
I am happily married to the love of my life and the proud mom to two amazing daughters. My oldest daughter, Sarah, graduated from UT and is a lawyer in Houston. My youngest daughter, Laura, is also a UT graduate and is an aerospace engineer living near Dallas. My husband Tom is a professor at UH, so it's evident we all believe in the power of a good education.
In my spare time I like to work out. I run, bike and practice yoga. I have run several marathons and half marathons. I participate in the MS 150 Houston to Austin bike ride every year, and I practice hot yoga just for fun! I also love to read and spend time with my family.
I believe good parent-teacher communication is the key to building life-long learners who love school. I encourage you to join with me as we work together to support and nuture your child in the best possible learning environment. I look forward to what the year has in store for all of us!