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.