Episode 2 – Dana Graham


img_9177“It’s not how you fall, it’s how you get back up!” – Dana Graham

Fast Facts about Dana Graham

  1. Full name: Dana Graham
  2. Years as an educator: 8 years in the classroom, 2 years as an administrator
  3. Positions held: Classroom teacher, Teacher on Special Assignment, Academic Dean, Interim Principal and currently as Assistant Principal.
  4. Grades Taught: K-6 in the classroom, TK-6 as an administrator
  5. Schools Dana taught in:
    • Past:
      • Piedmont Avenue Elementary School, Oakland Unified School District
      • Castlemont Community Transformation Schools, Charter
    • Present: Warm Springs Elementary School, Fremont Unified School District (Grades 3-6, 1,120 students)
  6. How can new teachers reach out to you? By email!
  7. Why teach: I am an educator because I am passionate about educating all children, regardless of ability, socioeconomic status, or any other mitigating factors, because all children deserve a high quality school experience.
  8. Favorite books:

Episode 1 – Andrea Burke

“It’s a very special profession in that way – that you don’t really understand it unless you’re in it!” – Andrea Burke andrea_burke

Fast Facts about Andrea Burke

  1. Full Name: Andrea M. Burke
  2. Years teaching: 14
  3. Grade(s) taught: 5-7
  4. Current position: Dean of Students
  5. City, State: Los Angeles, CA
  6. What are your favorite teacher resources?
    Class Dojo, readwritethink.org, Achieve 3,000 or Newsela, Google Classroom, Donors Choose, Think it Up!, Pinterest, Weo-io, and Scholastic Book Clubs.
  7. Noteworthy teacher conference: ISTE!
  8.  How can new teachers follow up with you? ms.dreab@gmail.com or @00dreday00 on Twitter.
  9. Why teach? To bring equity and quality to education in our Los Angeles schools!
  10. Favorite books?
    • Personal: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, by Better Smith
    • Professional: The First Days of School: How to be an Effective Teacher, by Harry Wong