• Are you ready for your child’s creativity to soar?

Services

Tutoring and enrichment sessions designed specifically for your child to meet their highest learning potential.

Resources

Explore educational websites to discover high-quality, relevant material to help support your child’s educational journey.

Contact

Get in touch with me to find out more about igniting your child’s passion for learning!

My name is Dana Heaton (some of you may remember me as Dana Wiles) and I’m an elementary school teacher in Frederick, Maryland. I live in a historic home in Middletown, Maryland with my husband and 5 children.

I’ve been a resident of Frederick County all my life and absolutely love this small town community. I studied Elementary Education at Mount St. Mary’s University, acquiring a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education before going on to attain dual Master’s Degrees in Education at Hood College. I draw inspiration from children and their inquisitive nature. My passion for empowering students to reach their highest potential fuels my desire to make a positive change with kids!

Education

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education

Masters Degree in Education

Masters of Science in Curriculum and Instruction

Mount St. Mary’s University & Hood College

Magna Cum Laude Honor Society Member

Experience

Over 15 years in teaching

Experience teaching gifted learners for almost 10 years

STEM Curriculum writer for MSDE

Educational STEM Camp Leader

Science & STEM, and Green Curriculum Development

Science/STEM Camp teacher

Project-Based Learning

Participated in Google Summit & EdCamp in Maryland

Awards

Javits-Frasier Scholar Recipient 2011 for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners (National Association of Gifted Children)

Maryland State Advisory Council on Gifted and Talented Education recognition 2015 (Citation)

“Dana Wiles has taught two of my children.  She is an engaging and passionate teacher. She values and respects the developing opinions and minds of the children she works with.  The kids loved the projects that they got to work on because they were meaningful and took learning to a deeper level…”

-- Pilar O.

“Ms. Wiles has been such a positive influence on my daughter. She made it so that learning was fun…”

-- Tara H.

We liked all of the projects and Dana made it so that she wasn’t talking to them but guiding them to discover things of interest.”

-- Sdkui B.

“Dana came highly recommended from other parents…  and we can see why!”

-- Michelle S.

“My son has come a long way and we won’t forget your role in helping him to grow and soar.”

My mission is to focus on the gifts of each student and facilitate real-world opportunities to showcase their talents and inspire them to make a difference in the world.  

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