Director of General Studies
Jessica Diric began her teaching career in 2001. She has dedicated her time teaching Pre-K up through 9th Grade, in Killeen ISD, Harlandale ISD, and here at TASA. Jessica is a 2001 University of Montana-Western graduate, with her degree in Elementary and Early Childhood Education. In 2009, she graduated with her Master’s of Education in Curriculum and Instruction. Her Texas teaching certifications include Elementary Self Contained 1-8th, Early Childhood Education PK-K, Special Education EC-12, and English as a Second Language (ESL) EC-12.
Mrs. Diric, TASA’s Director of General Studies, is also a dedicated teacher at the school. She currently teaches math in the general studies classrooms, as well as working closely with the teachers. As the Director of General Studies, Mrs. Diric enjoys being an active liaison between the teaching staff, parents, TASA Board, and the community.
Aside from her love of teaching young children, Mrs. Diric is a wife to Andy, and mother of three daughters. This 2020-21 school year, her daughter Elena is entering college at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. Avery is a Senior at Claudia Taylor Johnson High School. And then there is Amaia, who is loving TASA for the third year in a row! She is a 2nd Grader this school year! Jessica spends her spare time with her family, gardening, running outdoors, and traveling across the country, and around the world.