Hello Students & Families,
I'm teaching this year's social studies classes at Alpine Academy. I am originally from El Dorado Hills, Ca but moved to Reno, NV to attend the University of Nevada for my undergraduate degree. I graduated with a degree in Secondary Education Social Studies and received an endorsement is ESL instruction. I completed my practicum teaching at Depoali Middle School and North Valleys High School then moved to South Africa to complete my student teaching at Hoërskool Pearson High School.
When I'm not being a Social Studies nerd I enjoy the outdoors and traveling. You can often find me hiking, kayaking, or skiing when I'm out of the classroom. During vacation time don't be surprised if I jet off to another country to explore the local culture.
I am so excited to be teaching these classes this year and look forward to getting to know each and everyone of you personally.
Dana Clare Vierra
My Goals for the Class
I am so excited to be teaching Social Studies this year and hope we can achieve all the goals I have set forth. First and foremost, I hope all students will develop a deeper passion for subjects and topics covered this year in Social Studies. I hope this leads to an overall better understanding of history and why it's essential we study past events. Outside of content, it is my goal to develop a personal connection with every student and family. It is important that we all work as a cohesive team to reach each individual's goals. Therefore please use me as a resource for all questions, concerns, or suggestions to improve your experience while I teach this year's Social Studies classes. I look forward to historical journey we take throughout the year.