Dana Kerford is a Teacher, Friendship Expert, and the Founder of URSTRONG, a social-emotional wellbeing program for kids.
After starting her career as a 4th grade teacher in Canada, Dana began to recognize the complexity and intensity of childhood friendships. Motivated to create cultures of kindness in schools and eradicate bullying, Dana launched her first skills-based friendship program in 2009. Since then, URSTRONG’s school-wide friendship strategy has been adopted by schools around the world.
Dana has been featured by numerous media and has presented at education conferences across North America, Australia, & Asia.