Director of Education & Curriculum
Director of Education - Dara has been teaching in ECE for over 16 years and has experience working with all age groups, infancy through eighth grade. During her experience in ECE, she has strengthened educational programs through health and safety, music, and physical education. She has a bachelor’s degree in educational psychology from the University of Illinois at Springfield, and she holds an associate in arts with a minor in Early Childhood Education. She believes working in early childhood fosters the pathway for learning in the most crucial years of life and a good director is like a candle; it consumes itself to light the way for others. She was born in Frankfurt, Germany and is Filipino and American. I am happily engaged to my fiancé Nathan, and they have two amazing little girls, Remi & Claire! In her free time, she plays percussion for an original rock band called A Day and a Wake Up. Her family loves camping, traveling, and catching live music whenever they can!