IMMACULATA CATHOLIC SCHOOL | 721 BURCH AVENUE, DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA 27701 | 919-682-5847
"I transferred to Immaculata in 3rd grade. I was nervous to start at a new school, but as soon as my siblings and I walked through the front doors we were immediately greeted with welcoming arms and smiling faces.
More than twenty years later, I walked through the front doors again, this time as a teacher, and experienced the same warm welcome I did as a student.
Immaculata is truly a special place, filled with kind and loving people who are willing to go out of their way to make your needs a priority. Some of my fondest memories with friends, teachers, and coaches are from my time spent at Immaculata. I am so thankful for all that ICS has done for me, and I am blessed to have the opportunity to finally give back to a school that has given me so much."
— Alum and Former ICS Teacher
Dana Corcoran, Principal
Mrs. Corcoran joined Immaculata in 2009, with more than 20 years of experience. Previously, she taught in K-8, launched a school for students with special needs, and worked in administration. She holds a BS in Elementary Education (minor in English Literature), MS in Special Education Learning & Developmental Disabilities, and an MEd in Educational Leadership. She is currently finalizing her PhD in Education Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in K-12 Leadership.
Mrs. Corcoran is truly passionate about serving every child to the best of his or her ability, with an educational philosophy of “every child can learn." She has dedicated time, resources, and teacher training toward the goal of making all of our diverse learners successful, bringing Immaculata to National Blue and Green Ribbon acclaim and the first middle school program in the state to receive AdvancED STEM Certification, while also expanding our arts program. As an innovative and forward-thinking leader, Mrs. Corcoran has been recognized outside our school community by the NC Music Educators Association as Honor Administrator and the National Catholic Board on Full Inclusion as the recipient of the Dandy Award.
STEM and Technology
Early Childhood Center (PreK)
Primary Division (Kindergarten-Grade 2)
Intermediate Division (Grades 3-5)
Middle School (Grades 6-8)
Special Subject Areas
Religion/Catechesis of the Good Shepherd