My name is Dana Haney and this is my dog Leroy. I have been the principal here at Oakley Elementary since 2019. I began teaching in Buncombe County in 1992. I taught in the classroom and served as a Reading Specialist for 17 years before becoming an administrator. I have served as an assistant principal here at Oakley Elementary, at Leicester Elementary, and at Enka Intermediate School.
Oakley Elementary is a wonderful school where students receive quality academic instruction in a safe, caring, and respectful environment. Oakley is a special place because of the terrific people that learn and work here and because of the community in which it is located.
At OES, we are a Leader in Me and PBIS school. We work to help each student find the leader within themselves. Our expectations are that all students will be Mighty Oaks. O= On task learners, A=Act safely, K=be a kind kid, and S=be a student leader.
I enjoy serving the students and families of the Oakley community. Please do not hesitate to call or email with any questions or concerns that you may have during the year.
I am very excited to be the assistant principal at Oakley Elementary School. Previously, I was the Reading Specialist at OES from 2016-2022. Before 2016 I taught in Haywood County in grades kindergarten, 1st and 4th.
I have been married for 30+ years and have two amazing children. Hannah graduated from UNC-Ch in English and Elijah graduated from NCSU in Computer Engineering. I am looking forward to seeing what the future holds for both of them!
OES is the best place to be because of our amazing students, supportive families, incredible staff and caring community. As OAKS our children can achieve all their dreams!