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Staff Bios

Heather Barton

     I am excited to be a part of the Dare Learning Academy family. I have taught at MMS for the past two years and prior to that I taught high school math in Florida. I love working with students that face challenges and really enjoy helping them learn how to overcome adversity. I have two school-aged children and have been married for seventeen years. I am a proud Coast Guard wife and love living in the Outer Banks. 

Erik J

      I've been involved in education for 17 years, as both a teacher and administrator. I am passionate about reaching kids that might be at a disadvantage for whatever reason. I also enjoy building relationships with their families as well. We at Dare Learning Academy have a unique opportunity to guide students toward their post secondary passions regardless of the past. We can show them that education can be personalized and that it's OK that not everyone fits into the four year, one-sized fits all approach to learning.

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