Dana Duffy

Learning Support Coordinator, Grades 3-6

B.A., English Literature, University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.S.Ed, Elementary Education, University of Pennsylvania

My first experience with Miquon was as a day camper, where I have fond memories of playing by the creek in the shade of the woods. As a city kid, these early interactions with nature imprinted on me and cultivated a lasting love of the outdoors.

As an educator, I believe that pedagogy should be rooted in developmentally appropriate, joyful, and authentic learning where children have the freedom to grow and explore the natural world. I can’t think of a better place for children to do this work than Miquon.

Before joining Miquon, I taught fourth, fifth, and sixth grade at a bilingual charter school in Philadelphia and worked as an Early Literacy Specialist for Children’s Literacy Initiative, supporting teachers at schools across Philadelphia. As a learning support teacher, I believe in honoring each child’s unique blueprint so that all children can reach their full potential as learners and thinkers.

In my free time, I enjoy walks with friends, good food, and time near the ocean with my husband and three children. I am so grateful for the opportunity to support the students and families at Miquon.