A calling ...

"We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims."

"Make the world work for 100% of humanity in the shortest possible time through spontaneous cooperation without ecological offense or the disadvantage of anyone."

- Buckminster Fuller

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Updated Bio

I needed to update my Bio for my placement beginning Monday. To practice, I updated the profile on my blog, which limited me to 1200 characters, which forced me to delete things I consider fun and interesting, but non-essential.
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Daniel entered Marymount University’s PDS Program in August 2011 and will graduate in May 2012 with a MEd. degree in Special Education. He earned his Virginia teaching license from ODU’s Career Switcher Program in 2008. Prior to becoming a teacher, Daniel worked for over 20 years in the wood products industry, where he gained experience in warehousing and delivery operations, millwork, sales, purchasing, and finance, and also served as a Member of the Board of Directors and an Operations Manager. Daniel has been married since 1995. He has a son in 8th grade that enjoys playing baseball and video games, as well as a miniature schnauzer. He earned his BA from Georgetown University in 1985. His passion for family history was sparked by his father’s experiences as a young lawyer for the U.S. Commission on Human Rights in Mississippi during the Civil Rights Movement and his mother’s experiences in Japanese-American Internment Camps during World War II. His mom taught herself how to read and later taught him how to read at age 3. As a teacher, Daniel hopes to model the disciplines and habits needed for academic success, while inspiring students to become lifelong learners.