Polly Dana, M.A. – Temple Grandin School

Polly Dana, M.A.

M.A., Dartmouth College, Demography & Public Health

A.B., Princeton University, Geological & Geophysycal Sciences, cum laude

Certified Instructor: IB Biology; AP Chemistry

Polly has a diverse background in education. She has been part of the development of two small independent high schools in California and Florida. While at Kyiv(Kiev) International School in Kyiv, Ukraine she defined the overall program and created the high school science and IB Biology programs. Other adventures in education include developing science curriculum and training middle school teachers through the University of Colorado, leading wilderness trips for Outward Bound and other programs, by land and sea. Polly has passion for kids and for learning; seeing kids grow and develop over time is what makes working at small schools especially rewarding. Polly has even more passions: the sea and sailing, her family, the mountains, skiing and tennis too!