Dana has been a member of Cliffside Park Borough Council since 2001.
She has been employed by the Cliffside Park Public School System for 17 years, serving as principal of School Number 5 since September 2015. Earlier, she worked as a Title I teacher, Reading Specialist, and Director of Curriculum. She is a member of the New Jersey Principal and Supervisors’ Association, Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development among other educational associations. Dana also formerly served as a trustee on the library board.
Dana received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Seton Hall University in 1986, graduating cum laude. She also has both a Master of Education in Reading and a Reading Specialist Certificate from William Paterson University, summa cum laude. And a Certificate of Supervision and Master of Educational Leadership from St. Peter’s College, summa cum laude.
Presently, she is a member of the 200 Club of Bergen County, serving as its scholarship chairperson. Dana is a lifelong parishioner of Our Lady of Grace Church.
She resides on Oncrest Terrace with her husband, Brian, and daughter Briana. Their son, Christian, is a Captain in the U.S. Air Force and stationed in California.