December Teacher of the Month: Dana Culberson

Each month, Marshall ISD celebrates the outstanding contributions of our faculty at our campuses to the overall educational experience of our students. These professionals work countless extra hours at home, on weekends, and over holiday breaks with one focus in mind -- to make MISD and their campus Marshall Proud and Maverick Strong for our students.

The Teacher of the Month for December 2017 at Washington Early Childhood Center, as selected by Principal, Mrs. Detriece Fisher, is Dana Culberson, Pre-Kindergarten teacher.

"Mrs. Dana Culberson has been an educator at WECC since 2001," said Mrs. Fisher. "She loves working with this age group because students absorb all the necessary knowledge to have a strong educational foundation. She is very creative and makes learning fun and engaging for her students. Her recent endeavors include writing and publishing children books. She mentors new teachers and is always willing to lend a helping hand."

culbersonTeacher: Dana Culberson

Hometown/High School: Marshall, TX/Marshall HS

College/Degree Earned: Wiley College/B.S. Elementary Education; Capella University (MN)/Early Childhood Education, M.Ed.

Grade Level/Subject(s) Taught: Kindergarten, First Grade, Pre-Kindergarten

Family: Children, Tamisha Culberson, Yovi Culberson and Denny Culberson. I have nine grandchildren.

Hobbies/Things I like to do in my spare time: "Singing, decorating; I have written & published 3 children books."

What made you want to enter a career as a teacher?: "I enjoy working with children."

What  do you see as your most important role as a teacher?: "To ensure that my students have a positive learning experience and plan lessons that will help in developing the skills necessary for them to excel and progress to the grade level."

Who were some of the most influential teachers/educators in your life?
"My mother Annie J. Willis Stephens and Mrs. Della Washington."

What do you enjoy the most about teaching and serving specifically at WECC?: "We make learning fun at WECC! I enjoy seeing the enthusiasm on a child’s face when they 'get it'. "

What are some things you hope to accomplish in your career? Future plans?: "One of my career goals is to become an administrator/Principal for MISD."
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