Deer Lakes

School District

Chalyse Danka


My name is Chalyse Danka and I am a second grade teacher at Curtisville Primary Center.  I have taught at Deer Lakes since 2003.  Prior to Deer Lakes I taught kindergarten in North Carolina for 3 years. 
I became a teacher because I wanted to make a positive difference in children's lives.  My classroom is a student centered place where learning is so much fun!  I strive to create a safe and caring classroom that is welcoming for all.  I cannot imagine a more rewarding career than watching little minds grow!
My family and I live in Sarver.  I am married and have two beautiful daughters; Lucia and Isabetta.  


The curriculum developed by the school district will be used to deliver instruction in language arts, math, and science.  The grading system is outlined in the student handbook.  Please refer to the weekly newsletter regarding homework assignments. 


Please refer to the weekly newsletter for important updates on specials, homework, upcoming dates, and news about the weekly happenings!  Thank you!


Chalyse Danka
Grade 2
Curtisville Primary Center 
1715 Saxonburg Boulevard
Tarentum, PA 15084
phone: 724.265.5340 extension 5207
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Office Hours:

School Hours: 8:30-3:45 
I can best be reached with a note in your child's folder.   

Joined Deer Lakes:

I was hired by Deer Lakes in 2003.


Bachelor of Science in Education focused on Elementary Education through Clarion University.
Master of Science in Education focused on Curriculum and Instruction through Gannon University.   

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