Dana Blackhurst loves to teach all subjects but feels he is most valuable teaching social studies and geography, subjects that 'anchor' kids in the world and lend themselves to multi-sensory learning. With extensive knowledge of historical events, Chandler kids show how bright they are even if they have a more difficult time reading and writing.
When Hunter Patterson isn’t wrestling playfully with his little boy, he’s working alongside Dana, his former headmaster, inspiring kids to learn. As a dyslexic learner himself, he understands kids' frustrations with learning differences and how critical each year is to their progress.
Hartlee Blackhurst makes a mean taco and has personal experience with learning differences having grown up dyslexic. She teaches Social Studies in creative ways including hands-on projects that illustrate the point while keeping students engaged, learning, and happy about it.
When not logging miles on the Swamp Rabbit Trail or re-watching Star Wars movies, Hagood Grantham spends his time reading books about running and keeping abreast of media trends. At Chandler you can find Hagood in the classroom or on the Four Square court.