Dana McMakin

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Dana McMakin


I attended Brigham Young University for 3 years. I got married and moved to Massachesetts with my husband so that he could attend grad school.  I was accepted to Smith College but discovered we were expecting a baby, so I did not finish my degree for many years.  While living in California I graduated with both a BA and MA in English, applied, was accepted, but decided not to attend law school because I fell in love with teaching.  We migrated to Oregon in 1995 and I have been teaching in the local area ever since.  My husband and I currently have 6 children (4 boys and 2 girls) and 6 grandchildren (2 boys and 6 girls).