FOUNDER AND TEACHER
My name is Dana. I am a Polish/American native speaker. I was born in Poland but moved to Canada when I was 18 where I completed high school and went on to complete my undergraduate degree in marketing and finance. Later on, I moved to the United States where I completed my post-graduate degree in school leadership and management. I have more than 25 years of cross-cultural and international experience in teaching, school leadership, curriculum development, and business development, which I gained through studying, living, and working in the USA, Canada, Indonesia, and India. I am a certified teacher and a certified Principal in the state of Oregon, Washington, and Georgia. I used to teach business courses at high school and university levels and led various national and international schools. I have been employed as an Adjunct Instructor in Portland State University’s School of Business Administration. I was also honored to be nominated for the Teacher of the Year award in the USA in 2014.
Although I was born in Poland, I am a citizen of three countries: Poland, USA and Canada, and my DNA results show that I am 40% Balkan, 30% Baltic, 22% Scandinavian and 8% Eastern European. That’s probably why I love Balkan wines and the Polish sea. 🙂 I also know what it takes to learn another language. Although I was surrounded by English 24/7 while in Canada, it took me two years to break the language barrier.