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Dana Self


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About Me

Educational History:


I attended Arkansas State University, just twenty minutes from my hometown. While at ASU I graduated with a double major and also was a four-year starting point guard for the women’s basketball team. 

BSE, Health and PE, 1992

BS, Sports Management, 1992



I graduated from Paragould High School, Paragould, Arkansas, in 1988. 

Degrees and Certifications:


In 1993 I added a K-12 Health and Elementary PE certification.

In 2017, I was certified to teach middle school math, (5th-9th).

Current Position:

The 2019-2020 school year will be my fourth year in the Sikeston School District. For the past three years, I’ve taught 7th grade math at the junior high. Although I loved the junior high, health is my favorite subject to teach. Teaching at the high school also allows me to return to coaching girl’s basketball. 

Previous Position:

After graduating college in 1992, I began coaching at Arkansas State University as an assistant to the women’s basketball program.  I gained valuable coaching and recruiting experience, but soon realized that I wanted to “teach” basketball at a lower level. In 1995, I returned to my hometown of Paragould, Arkansas, and began teaching health and pe and coaching basketball. It was a wonderful experience with talented teams and amazing co-workers. After having two babies in three years, my husband and I made the decision for me to become a stay-at-home mom. 

Family Information:

I married Brian Self, Sikeston native and owner of Self Insurance Agency, in 1992. We have three children. Darby, 21, is a graduate of SHS and attends Arkansas State, majoring in English/Multimedia Journalism. Nate, 18, ialso a graduate of SHS, is a freshmen at the University of Tennessee-Martin, majoring in Health & Human Performance. Camryn, 15, is a sophomore at SHS and plays basketball. We have one fur-baby, Lulu, a coton-poo. 

Personal Information:

When I’m not teaching, I can be found running, reading good books, enjoying friends, or listening to podcasts. I enjoy being with friends and familly around a good meal. I LOVE coffee and a great bible study. I like grasping new ideas and using fun technology. I thrive on awesome classroom discussions. 

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