Dara was born and raised in Ashland. She received her Bachelors degree in Music from SOU before moving to New York City where she received her Masters in Childhood Education at the City University of New York’s Hunter College. She taught 5th grade in Harlem before having children of her own. She and her family spent a year and a half in Serbia where she taught English as a foreign language, and then decided to finally make their way back to the Rogue Valley.
Dara is extremely passionate about education and music and loves to combine the two as much as possible. She feels the Waldorf approach fits very well with her own educational philosophies and is eagerly learning as much as she can to continue her development and dedication to creating a safe and loving environment in which each child is nourished in order to grow intellectually, physically and spiritually.