Dana Primm Bearce

1st-3rd Literacy

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BA
University of Maryland, Baltimore County, MA
Colorado Professional Teacher Certificate – Elementary Education (K-6)
Bixby School since 2012

I became intrigued by the hallmarks of progressive education, especially discovery learning, during my graduate work. At Bixby, I have found a place where I continue to learn with and from my students and colleagues. I was lucky enough to increase this understanding through many conversations with Bart (Harlan Bartram, Bixby Founder) when I first started at Bixby.  My journey has also included teaching math and science in public schools in Maryland and Ohio, my work as a developmental math instructor at Columbus State Community College, and as a middle school math and science teacher at a small private school in Pittsburgh. When I am not at school, I enjoy reading, cooking, playing tennis, and cross-country skiing. I also love spending time with my husband, my 16 and 19-year-old daughters, and my puppy.