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Dana Center Role

Denise develops and facilitates professional learning opportunities and resources for teachers and leaders to catalyze school and district improvements that increase student success in mathematics and advance college and career readiness goals. In this role, Denise designs and utilizes research-based tools and protocols to support the continuous improvement of districts and schools in the areas of high-quality curriculum and instruction, policy implementation, and educational leadership to ensure that all students receive a high-quality mathematics education.

Before Joining the Dana Center

Denise spent 26 years as an elementary educator in North Carolina. She served as an elementary classroom teacher for nine years at Catawba County Schools. For six years, she worked at Caldwell County Schools as a classroom teacher, an academically gifted specialist, and an instructional coach.

Denise also joined the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction as the elementary mathematics consultant for the Office of Academic Standards. She held that role for 11 years, providing support for North Carolina’s 115 school districts in teaching the mathematics standards. In that role, she developed and facilitated professional learning opportunities, developed math content resources, and worked with districts on the implementation of legislation and school board policies. 


  • M.A., Curriculum Specialist, Appalachian State University
  • M.Ed., Special Education-Academically & Intellectually Gifted Education, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • B.A., Elementary Education, Lenoir-Rhyne University