Dana Bale has been in education for eight years. She is excited to be back at St. Martha as a third grade teacher. She has also been a volunteer coach for over 20 years. More importantly is her vision to provide all her students with a high level of knowledge and skills through differentiated instruction so they have the tools to succeed.
Mrs. Bale received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Louisville and her Master of Arts in Education at Spalding University. In her free time, she likes to go camping, hiking, boating, and spends time watching her four children play sports. Oh, and she loves to read!
Q & A with Mrs. Bale
Highlight of the year:
In 2016, we began a STEM and Robotics Club
Leading students to self-learn.
My class is student-led and hands-on.
Favorite part of teaching:
The relationships I build with each student.
Favorite teaching memory:
The day one of my students brought in an invention called the garbage picker upper. He used a fishing pole that was strung to a rake that scooped up the garbage.
Favorite thing about St. Martha:
The feeling of a faith-filled community.
My hope for my students:
My hope for students is to find success in their future, whatever it may be.
I love spending time with my family hiking, boating, fishing and biking.