Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Daniel Anaya Jr.

Mr. Anaya was previously a science teacher at Renner Middle School, in Plano ISD, for 9 years and a member of the middle school science curriculum writing team just as many.  This year he is excited to be joining the Rice Community as the PLTW Gateway to Technology, Fundamentals of Computer Science, and Investigating Audio Visual, Arts and Communications teacher.  Before moving to the Dallas area, he taught math and science in Oklahoma for 5 years and completed his preservice year teaching math in Michigan, where he is originally from.

Recently, he has served as a science department head and First Lego League Robotics Coach.  In 2019 he was a recipient of the TI Innovations in STEM Teaching Award and in 2020 named as one of the  teachers receiving a SMU Teacher Award for the success of his students competing in the Dallas Regional Science and Engineering Fair.

He currently lives in Allen with his wife, Elaine, and their two Children, Adan and Cassandra.  When he's not working, he loves reading, watching/playing sports, participating in outdoor activities with his family, tinkering with technology, and casual gaming of all types (video, card, skill, board).

  • Tutorials will be by appointment.  Please see Mr. Anaya to arrange a time.

  • 1st Semester Schedule:

    Period 1 - Gateway to Technology

    Period 2 - Fundamentals of Computer Science

    Period 3 - Investigating Audio Visual, Arts and Communications

    Period 4 - Fundamentals of Computer Science

    Period 5 - Gateway to Technology

    Period 6 - Advisory

    Period 7 - Fundamentals of Computer Science

    Period 8 - Conference


  • 2nd Semester Schedule:

    Period 1 - Fundamentals of Computer Science

    Period 2 - Gateway to Technology

    Period 3 - Investigating Audio Visual, Arts and Communications

    Period 4 - Gateway to Technology

    Period 5 - Fundamentals of Computer Science

    Period 6 - Advisory

    Period 7 - Investigating Audio Visual, Arts and Communications

    Period 8 - Conference