Dasha holds a Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and Teaching, Department of Romance Languages from Voronezh State University – Voronezh, Russia, and Masters of Science in Education: MTL and Applied Literacy from the University of Southern Maine, ETEP/ Extended Teacher Education Program. She is a K-12 certified teacher through the State of Maine. In addition to her Maine teaching certification, Dasha holds a DALF diploma, (Diplôme Approfondi de la Langue Française), Advanced French Language Diploma, certified by the French Ministry of Education. Dasha’s teaching experience is extensive and varied, having taught French as an intern at Freeport High School and as a full time teacher at Boothbay High School in Maine, as well as teaching both English and French in many situations in Russia. Dasha is a talented artist and holds an Honor Certificate from the Voronezh Youth Fine Arts School.