Degrees and Certifications:

BA-Early Childhood Special Education Endorsement ESL Endorsement

Dana Hadley

Hi, my name is Dana Hadley and I am the teacher in the cardinal room here at VVEC.  Tweet tweet!  I am excited to be embarking on my first year of teaching here in Romeoville.  In May 2017, I graduated from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana.  I have a Bachelor's Degree in Early Childhood and have my English as a Second Language endorsement.  Throughout the past four years, I have had a range of experiences working with children between the ages of birth to 7 years old including student teaching in preschool, kindergarten and first grade.  I also volunteered in Colegio Ruben Castro elementary school in Chile during a study abroad trip and recently visited the schools in Reggio Emilia, Italy with a study group.  Through these experiences, I have learned ways to better my teaching in order to help all students reach their full potential.  I believe in creating a safe environment that enables students to engage in inquiry-based learning and hands-on investigations of their questions.  My teaching philosophy is based on my belief that every child is capable and competent.  Every child can reach his/her goals when provided with teacher supports and a safe, inquiry driven environment that utilizes the students’ strengths and embraces family involvement.