Dani Monahan

Hello everyone! I am Dani Monahan. My son Joseph is a fourth grader at Lee. Your children call me Mrs. Monahan. I started working at Lee in the winter of 2019 as a Child Care Worker (for 3rd grade, and then 4th, 5th, and 6th) and a Cafeteria Monitor.

I started tending the gardens (first 6 Raised-Bed Student Gardens and then expanded to Lee School Garden and Lee Wildflower Garden) in November 2019.

Many of the students who enrolled in Lee onsite After-Care Program know me and might enjoyed the opportunity to fold origami with me, to receive a plant to grow, to taste an edible, to visit the chicken coop, and to participate in gardening. Additionally, Lee Student Council also participated in touring the gardens with me.

Since the onset of the Covid-19 Pandemic, my roles at Lee expanded to support teachers (and students) during their presence and sometimes when they are absent. I am forever grateful for the privilege and honor to work with our 5th and 2nd grade teachers and students!

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Grants written by Dani Qiao Monahan were awarded to Lee Elementary from Bright Green Future in 2021 & 2022.

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