Welcome to huffenglish.com. I’m Dana Huff, the author of all the blog posts and other materials you can find here (unless I have indicated otherwise).
I began teaching English in 1997, and over the course of my teaching career, I have taught English/language arts or journalism to all grades 6-12 and pre-K. In 2010, I earned my master’s degree in Instructional Technology from Virginia Tech and worked in technology integration for a few years. In 2021, I successfully defended my dissertation in practice, Teachers’ Perspectives and Perceptions on Implementing Proficiency-Based Grading and Authentic Assessment and earned an EdD from Northeastern University.
I began working at Worcester Academy in Worcester, MA as Technology Integration Specialist and English teacher in 2012. I am currently the English Department Chair at Worcester Academy. I have previously worked at the Weber School in Atlanta, GA, Gwinnett County Public Schools, Houston County Schools, and Twiggs County Schools.
In 2017, my colleagues at Worcester Academy selected me for the O’Connell Teaching Award, one of two awards to honor excellence in teaching. I was selected as the Georgia Secondary Teacher of the Year by the Georgia Council of Teachers of English and a Teacher of Excellence by the National Council of Teachers of English in 2010.
I have published a teacher’s guide for the epic poem Beowulf (PDF) and have an article in the July 2006 issue of English Journal—”Toward ‘Moral Perfection’: Integrating Judaic Concepts and Benjamin Franklin’s Autobiography.” I have also published “Telling the Story of America: Digital Storytelling Projects in American Literature” in the January 2017 issue of English Journal.
This site is powered by WordPress and hosted by DreamHost. I use a child theme based on the WordPress themeTwenty Fourteen. Many folks have asked me about the header image. It is a real intersection in the Atlanta area. My husband Steve took the photo.
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