Ms. DaPore graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. She received her Masters Degree in Supervision, Curriculum and Instruction, and Educational Leadership from Wright State University. Ms. DaPore began teaching in 1969 as a fifth grade teacher in her hometown of Piqua, Ohio. After teaching for two years, she relocated with her family to Centerville, Ohio, where she began teaching in West Carrollton and continued for the next twenty-nine years teaching second through sixth grades.
She received excellent interdisciplinary curriculum training that encompassed and fostered student critical thinking skills while working in West Carrollton, via the AIMS Program (Activities Integrating Math and Science) and Talents Unlimited for gifted students. She became a trainer of the AIMS Program for her school district, and also worked for AIMS training many teachers throughout the state of Ohio.
Ms. DaPore demonstrated outstanding teaching methods along with effective classroom management techniques and because of these abilities, became a Praxis III Assessor, training and evaluating teachers for the state of Ohio. She applied for National Board Certification and was one of only fifteen to earn the Early Adolescence Science National Board Certification in 2001. She retired from West Carrollton City Schools with thirty-one years of outstanding teaching experience and went to work for Edvantages Management Company as a fourth grade/lead teacher for Middletown Preparatory and Fitness Academy, a new charter school. She worked for this group for eleven years, serving as teacher, Principal, Curriculum Specialist, Test Coordinator, Staff Development Coordinator, Praxis III Coordinator, and Regional Superintendent.
Ms. DaPore relocated to Florida in 2009 to assist in creating and building the Prep and Fitness Schools in SW Florida. She became the principal of Bonita Springs Preparatory and Fitness Academy and concurrently, facilitated the growth and development of two other Prep Academies until they were sold in June of 2013.
For the past two years Ms. DaPore has served as a Board Member for GCCAS and helped with evaluating teachers and tutoring middle school students last year. She is excited to be a part of the GCCAS family and looks forward to a challenging year filled with excitement and learning.