Dr. Bashara's Bio

Dana Bashara

Dr. Dana Bashara has served as Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Education since June, 2010. She served as Director of Personnel and Public Information for 2 years beginning July, 2008. Prior to that, she was the Principal at Cambridge Elementary School for 3 years, Assistant Principal at Cambridge for 2 years and Assistant Principal at Alamo Heights Junior High School. Her career in the district began as a fifth grade teacher at Woodridge Elementary.

Dana was raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where she graduated from Baldwin High School in 1992. At Baldwin, as a “Fighting Highlander,” she was president of her class as well as president of student council and vice president of the National Honor Society. She played on the tennis team and was the captain of the dance team. It was in Pennsylvania that Dana earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology as well as her K-8 Education Certification in a double major program at Allegheny College.  At Allegheny, Dana served as President of Alpha Chi Omega and was awarded “Outstanding Student Teacher” by the Pennsylvania Education Association. She completed her Master of Arts in Educational Leadership in 1998 at the University of Texas in San Antonio. She completed her Doctorate in Educational Administration at Texas A & M University in 2008.

She is married to G. Collier Bashara since 1996. Collier is a former AHISD graduate and was a student at Cambridge Elementary, AHJS, and AHHS! Dana and Collier have three daughters, Sadie Mae, Ainslie and Addison, and a son, Grady (all students now at AHISD).

Dana is a graduate of the Texas Elementary Principal and Supervisor (TEPSA) Academy and currently serves as the President of the District 20 Board. She was named 2013-2014 TEPSAN of the Year. She has also served the Alamo Area Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (AAASCD), most recently as the 2015-2016 President. In 2013, Dana received the Yellow Rose of Texas Education Award for outstanding contributions to leadership in education.

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