My name is Dana and I am so excited to be a part of Inspired Virtual. I love learning and I know how important it is for students to become life-long learners. I have been teaching elementary children for over 26 years in several different states and classroom settings. I earned my Master’s Degree in Education and Theory from Arkansas State University in 2015. I have been trained in the Science of Reading and my passion is teaching children to read fluently. I love teaching all subjects using themes and hands-on activities. I currently reside in southern Arkansas with my husband, John, and five children. Our oldest son just graduated from college. We adopted our other children six years ago and they are now 9, 8, and twin 7 year olds. We love to travel and go hiking together. I also enjoy taking time to read a good book.