Dana Carlson, Lower School Librarian, graduated from Indiana University with a B.S. in Elementary Education. She began her teaching career in the Texas public school system where she taught second grade and was a Reading Support teacher. During her career in the public schools, she served on a variety of district-wide curriculum committees and was selected to present at the Texas State Reading Conference. After five years in the public schools, Dana began teaching second grade at The Hockaday School, an all girls independent school in Dallas. This teaching experience helped her realize the value of a liberal arts education and is the reason why her own daughter has attended independent schools. She believes they offer the best in education and challenge their students to be lifelong learners. Dana was the recipient of the 2003 Freedom Foundation’s Leavey Award for excellence in teaching students about entrepreneurship.
Dana has been married to her husband, Eric, for twenty years and they have one daughter, Avery, who is a student at Waterford. The Carlsons enjoy traveling, spending time with family and friends and the beauty of the Wasatch mountains.