Dana Peek

Former Faculty

Dana Peek has taught Upper School math since 2010 and was named a dean of students in 2014. She holds a B.A. in Economics from Furman University and an M.Ed. in Independent School Leadership from Vanderbilt University. Prior to being hired, Dana was a frequent substitute teacher at Darlington and regularly tutored students in math. She has also served as an SAT Prep math instructor for Floyd County Schools, and has seven years of experience in college admissions. She is the mother of current students Ella (’15) and Harris ('18).

College Education
B.A. Furman University

"Real Women, Real Purpose" speaker series begins Oct. 25

October 19, 2017
The Student Life Office is starting a new speaker series tailored specifically for the women on campus. Real Women, Real Purpose is a “girls only speaker series” that will feature local women who are making an impact through their career paths.

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What is the Role of the Student Life Office?

Student Life | Dana Peek , September 25, 2017
What is Darlington’s Student Life Office about day in and day out? Aside from recording attendance and providing planned absence forms (and yes, delivering demerits and work details), our office works hard to ensure that every student has the opportunity to experience a full and happy tenure at Darlington.

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Breaking the Bread: A Thanksgiving Reflection

Academic Administration | Dana Peek , November 21, 2015
Breaking bread together has its roots in ancient Jewish traditions. It was the first act after the blessing of a meal, symbolizing a break in the day’s work and the start of fellowship. Last week, I gathered my advisee family to break bread together before they scattered to spend the holidays with their family and friends.

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Teaching & Learning is the Heart of What We Do!

Academic Administration | Dana Peek , August 20, 2015
A recap of my time at Vanderbilt University, finishing school and recognizing the great things we do here at Darlington.

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The Impact My Colleagues Have Had on My Experience as Department Chair

Academic Administration | Chad Woods , March 16, 2015
Over the spring break, I reflected back on my five years as department chair. The teachers I have worked with have made it the best five years of my professional career.

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Burnett's parents return to inspire healthy choices

February 10, 2015
As a part of a continued commitment to health and wellness inside and outside of the classroom, Darlington recently welcomed David and Yvette Burnett back to campus for a special chapel presentation. Their son Chase was an honor student who died at age 16 following his usage of synthetic marijuana.

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Homework: Our Quest to Develop Best Practices

Academic Administration | Dana Peek , January 27, 2015
Homework, homework, homework! Inside the educational arena, questions, concerns and discussions regarding best homework practices are popping up like moles in the arcade game, “whack-a-mole.” By the time answers start to gel around one of these questions, another pops up and demands an answer or, at the very least, spurs a dizzying quest to determine “best practices.”

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Darlington invites you to Shake It Off!

November 12, 2014
Adrienne Forgette's journalism students and Darlingtonian staff created a viral video featuring members of the Darlington Community dancing to "Shake It Off" by Taylor Swift, and invited students to retweet the video for a chance to win a copy of Swift's latest album, "1989."

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Retreat inspires seniors to connect and savor time left before graduation

October 28, 2014
October’s senior retreat brought Darlington classmates, best friends, strangers, tight-knit circles, and others closer together as a whole, utilizing team-building exercises and free time to bridge gaps and learn new concepts.

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We Do a Lot of Things Right!

Student Life | Dana Peek , July 24, 2014
Eight out of 13 assignments completed and turned in. I have so much more to do and really have no business in pausing to write something NOT related to graduate work, but I am compelled to pause right now to say something important to my Darlington Community, which is this...

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