Dacia is a Science and STEM Educator and Professional Developer and also a Discovery Education Guru and Program Champion. Her job involves teaching staff and students how to implement Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics into every day instruction. Dacia’s alter ego, Dr. Drizzle, gets to wear a lab coat, lead labs for 500+ students a day, and blow things up. She believes that we should INSPIRE students by introducing them to what they can do when they finish school.
Dacia has a double major in Elementary Education and Music and is a regular presenter at the National Council of Teaching Mathematics (NCTM) conferences; along with the National Science Teaching Association (NSTA), International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), Discovery Education in-person and virtual events, and SxSWEdu in Austin, Texas. She received her Masters of Math Foundations Certification in 2006 and is a National Schools Attuned Trainer with All Kinds of Minds. Dacia is the STEM Advisor for BrainPop and recently received NASA Educator Certification. She is also currently pursuing a STEM Specialist degree.
In addition to working with teachers, Dacia conducts professional development workshops and graduate level courses for school districts and local universities.