Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Science (Early Childhood Education) with an ESOL Endorsement Masters in Instructional Technology
Mrs. Dana Ryal
My name is Dana Ryal, I am a third grade teacher here at Fairmount Elementary. I teach math, science, and social studies. I have been teaching for seven years at Fairmount Elementary School. I taught two years of first grade, and this is my fifth year teaching third grade. I love working here at FES with all of the great students and staff.
I grew up in Jasper, Georgia and still currently live there. I have been married for four years now, and my husband is also a teacher. We have a very sweet goldendoodle, named Copper. When we are not at school, we enjoy spending time with family and friends, going to Disney, and going to GT football games.
I graduated from Dalton State College in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education with an ESOL Endorsement. After teaching for four years I started working on my Masters degree in Instructional Technology. I graduated with this degree in December of 2019. I have really enjoyed all of my years at FES so far and can't wait to spend many more years here. I love our "small school with a big heart".