Teaching: Direct Instructional Support (Math) Teacher
At PALCS Since: 2022
Education: Bachelors of Science in Liberal Studies from Clarion University
Masters of Education in Special Education from Slippery Rock University
Brief Biography: Prior to PALCS, Mr. Danka taught Emotional Support at the HS/MS Levels in both brick and mortar and cyber schools for the past 15 years. [Chambersburg Area SD, Commonwealth Charter Academy, PA Distance Learning, and Leechburg Area SD] During that time, he has always taught Mathematics in some capacity, whether that was a course like Pre-Algebra, Algebra I or Geometry being co-taught or conducting pull out classes. As an teacher, he focuses on a growth mindset and productive struggles within the classroom to help build math confidence for ALL students. It is critical to help students develop their math confidence so that they can feel comfortable with tackling their unfinished learning.