Dana Hasapis earned her M.S. in Elementary Education from Hofstra University, N.Y. with distinction. Dana brings to our school a total of 17 years of experience from her various teaching assignments in New York City, and more recently from the Curtis School in Sherman Oaks. Her instructional tool-kit is very large and diverse. For example, Dana has successfully integrated mindfulness activities that fostered a classroom community with increased self-awareness, empathy and active listening skills. Also, she has used student-led conferences that led to increased motivation and engagement in the learning process. We are very fortunate to have her join our faculty.