Dan was born and raised in Washington and has lived throughout the state. He received his B.A. in English from the University of Washington and a Master’s in Education (teaching English language learners) from Ashford University. Dan has a diverse teaching background spanning 12 years, with a primary focus on teaching kindergarten in international schools in Japan. As a lifelong learner, he is excited to pick up a new language through immersion with his students. Dan’s appreciation for the natural world leads him to hike, travel and enjoy local, seasonal food. He is also a musician and enjoys bringing his love of music into the classroom.