Dana has been teaching in the South Huntington School District for 18 years. She has taught second grade and currently teaches first. Dana received two Suffolk BOCES Educational Technology Integration Grant Awards in the areas of Character Education and Writing. She has a BS degree in Art Therapy, an MS degree in Elementary Education, and an MS degree in Instructional Technology, all from LIU CW Post.
Dana lives in Halesite, New York, with her husband, Joe, and stepson, Joey, along with her two dogs, Jack and Yugi, and cat, Prego.