Dana Brettell, Spanish

Dana Brettell


Dana Brettell has been sharing the importance of language and travel with TA students since 2001. She is a graduate of Burke Mountain Academy and Middlebury College. Dana studied Spanish in Mexico at La Universidad de Salamanca Spain and at the University of California at Berkeley.

Dana appreciates TA’s small size and supportive nature, which, she notes, “allows teachers to engage students in many different ways and capacities,” and helps to build strong, positive relationships among a diverse student body.

An avid traveler, Dana has lived in Wyoming, California, and Maine and spent time in France, Spain, and Honduras. She and her husband have four grown sons, two of whom are TA graduates. When not teaching, Dana reads, hikes, bikes, cooks, gardens, and enjoys music.

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