Phone: 210.662.1010


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from The University of Texas at San Antonio EC-4 certification

Ms. Kara Dean

This is Kara Dean's second year at Candlewood.  Last year, she taught 2nd grade, and this year she is teaching PRE-K4.   Over her teaching career, she has taught pre-k, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grade. She received her bachelor’s  degree from University of Texas at San Antonio in Interdisciplinary Studies.  She also has her Generalist EC-4 certification. She can be reached at 

Daily Schedule
7:00-7:30am Arrival and Choice Activities
7:30-8:00am Breakfast
8:05-8:35am Greeting Circle and Morning Message
8:35-8:55am Read Aloud #1 
8:55-9:55am Literacy Lesson (small group) with Practice Centers
10:00-10:20am Outdoor Play
10:25-11:05am Math Lesson (small group) with Practice Centers
11:05-11:25am Read Aloud #2
11:25-11:45am STEAM
12:00-12:30pm Lunch
12:30-1:30pm Naptime
1:30-1:50pm Outdoor Play
1:55-2:20pm Read Aloud #3
2:20-2:55pm Closing Circle, Dinner, and Dismissal