Ms. Dana Diedrich, Second Grade Teacher
Hi! My name is Dana Diedrich and I have the honor of teaching 2nd grade at Renaissance. I can not think of a better way to spend my days than hanging out and learning with a bunch of second graders! I have been part of the REMS crew for almost a decade, starting as an education assistant and now as as a teacher. Before that I was part of the crew as a parent, both of my own children attended REMS.
My other, most important job, is being mom to my 2 kids. Daniel and Olivia are teenagers. When they were students at Renaissance, I fell in love with the community and I wanted to be part of the crew too! When I am not busy with my two very important jobs, I enjoy reading, crafting, going to the movies, walking, hiking and spending time with my kids (when they think I am cool enough ;).
I grew up in Ohio and have lived in Colorado for over 20 years. And, while I am not a native, there is not a day that goes by that I don't feel blessed to live in such a beautiful state! Which leads me to one of the many reasons I love our school, the adventure education aspect lets the kids, and staff explore the beauty as part of our everyday learning! Another reason, and maybe the best thing about REMS, is the way the staff really lives our motto "We are Crew not Passengers". Both my kids when they were students and as alum, and me, as a parent and as a staff member have countless examples of this in our lives!
I recently completed my masters in education, I feel called to education and I love the learning opportunities that REMS affords me as I continue my career in education.