Mrs. Dana Poepsel



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Mrs. Dana Poepsel

Hi! My name is Mrs. Dana Poepsel (pronounced like Pepsi with an L). My husband and I just moved from the Milwaukee, Wisconsin area to Springfield this summer to be closer to our family. Teaching is a second career for me. I spent 20 years in business before returning to school myself in order to become a teacher. I've been teaching middle school language arts for the past six years. I enjoy applying what I know from my business experience to the classroom and it's exciting to show students how the knowledge they're gaining can be applied to the world outside of education as well. I enjoy reading and writing poetry, traveling around the country on the back of my husband's Goldwing, and cheering on the Packers and Cowboys. I'm excited to be part of the team at OJH and look forward to an exciting year ahead. 

My class phone number is 417-582-5902, ext. 3315. If you need to reach me outside of the classroom, please email me at With advance notice, I am also available for conferences or assistance before and after school or during advisory/planning time.