Mrs. Dasher

Academic Coach

I believe that each child is a gift, and it is up to us to do whatever it takes to meet the needs of all children. As Academic Coach, I will strive to assist teachers with learning strategies and resources to help them be successful in educating the students at Lake Park Elementary.

I am beginning my 14th year as Academic Coach. Throughout my teaching career, I taught second grade, as well as EIP. My job as Academic Coach is truly where my passion lies. I love helping teachers as they work to instill a love of learning in their students.

A native of Valdosta, I graduated from Valdosta State College with both a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education. Several years afterwards I went on to attain an Education Specialist degree in Curriculum and Instruction, and later in Educational Leadership. My goal is to one day become an elementary administrator.

I have been happily married for 34 years to my best friend. My husband has been my support and encourager throughout my career. We have 1 son, of whom we are very proud. Our pets, a rescue dog and cat, keep us very busy and fulfilled.

Please contact me if I can assist with questions or concerns at