- TV interview with David Shoneman on Perspectives – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2I4wOh_0mGg
- Radio interview with Kaitlin DeBellis & Deborah on Kids for Love Project Radio – email me for a drop box link to audio clip
- Featured as first Classes4Classes Teacher Ambassador – Classes 4 Classes Facebook Page and other social media
- Press release about our collaboration – http://patch.com/new-hampshire/nashua/sandy-hook-teacher-visits-microsociety-academy-charter-school-0
- MACS has heart, follow me here for updates on SEL at MACS – heartstrand.wordpress.com
- C4C Project Page – https://classes4classes.org/projects/a-set-of-20-samsung-chromebooks-and-a-lockncharge-cart/
Mrs. Dagianis has a BA in Human Development, Early Childhood Education, and Special Education from Rivier University where she graduated Suma Cum Laude with a dual certification in General Education and Special Education. She is currently completing her MA Ed in Educational Studies and School Counseling.
Mrs. Dagianis has previously taught first and second grade at another local charter school and serviced students and families as the Special Education Liaison in their inaugural year. She became the schools first Special Education Program Coordinator and worked to develop a department and forge relationships within all the Elementary and Middle Schools in the Nashua School District as well as several surrounding districts.
Her passion as a counselor and educator rises out of a profound respect for the multiple styles of learning within each of us. It is her desire to facilitate connections for students, so each child finds success. Students mental and emotional well being is an essential component to a successful day at school. Mrs. Dagianis is thrilled to bring a social curriculum to MACS and implement it, school wide, to address the social emotional learning of all students. Students will receive instruction through the Social Thinking Curriculum by Michelle Garcia Winner, as well as, The Zones of Regulation by Leah Kuypers. Mrs. Dagianis has recently attended trainings and conferences for both programs in order to best enhance student learning. Mrs. Dagianis also incorporates mindfulness techniques, yoga, art therapy, and other strategies to enhance emotional awareness and overall success of her students.
The programs your students are working with are designed to increase awareness of our emotions by teaching explicitly the strategies that increase a child’s ability to effectively self regulate, advocate, and communicate with others.
Originally from Ithaca, New York, Mrs. Dagianis has lived in different places and traveled the world. She attended Oklahoma City University for Dance Performance and before moving to Nashua, she lived in New York City for seven years and attended the NY School of Interior Design. Mrs. Dagianis worked as a designer and started her own successful professional organizing company where she collaborated with top real estate companies to stage properties. She has always had an entrepreneurial mindset and found an instant connection with the MicroSociety philosophy as an Educator.
Her husband, Matt, is from Hollis and they settled in Nashua together with their Rottweiler Dexter about five years ago. Since then, they have welcomed two girls, Athena and Kallista, who are 4.5 and 2 years old. Her favorite pass times, besides being in school with the students, are traveling, skiing, and spending time with family and friends.
She is thrilled to join the MicroSociety Team in the inaugural year and looks forward to the adventures to come!