Lead Teacher Primary 2 (AMS)
Dana has worked with children for many years, but feels most inspired by and committed to the Montessori model and community. Dana holds a B.A. in Communication from the University of Maryland and has a background working in the non-profit sector. A career-changer, Dana made the decision to pursue a more fulfilling life dedicated to serving young children. She earned a Master of Arts in Teaching from Towson University, where she taught in two early childhood classrooms. Upon moving to Colorado, she discovered the incredible Montessori School of Wild Pines (MSWP) community; here, she was amazed to find that the Montessori philosophy was fully aligned with her beliefs about education and guiding the young child. Dana received her Primary Teacher Training from the Montessori Education Center of the Rockies. Her family recently welcomed a son, and she is thrilled for him to begin his own Montessori journey. When not in the classroom, Dana enjoys being a life-long learner, staying active, escaping to the mountains, and spending time with her family.