Mrs. Dare has a Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree in Elementary Education from the University of Mississippi, as well as a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Elementary Education from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. She has been a teacher since 1998, and has taught kindergarten, third, fourth and fifth grade classes in public and private schools throughout Mississippi. In 2012, she successfully completed the ATOMS2xP- Advancing Teachers of Middle School Science- conference, where she received her science endorsement. She has also volunteered as a teacher of religious education classes at Holy Savior Catholic Church in Clinton, Mississippi, where she is an active member.