Degrees and Certifications:

M.Ed. Curriculum and Instruction with English as a Second Language concentration and M.Ed. Adminstration- Teacher Leader.

Mrs. Dana de la Vega

Hello!  My name is Dana de la Vega and this is my 3rd year at Independence School teaching ESL.  This is my 19th year teaching English as a Second Language.  Previously I have taught in Dallas, TX, Joliet, Wheaton and Countryside.  I also have taught at Lewis University in their Masters program.  I look forward to this year at Independence!

Here's a little bit of personal information to get to know me.  I have been married for 17 years.  We do not have any children but we have 2 cats!  I like to cook and travel but one costs more than the other so we all know I cook more than I travel.  

I also teach 2 mornings a week at Jamie McGee Elementary and I am the Site Coordinator for Girls on the Run at Independence!