College of the Holy Cross, B.S.; Endicott College, M.Ed.
Work Phone: 860-945-7985
Year Appointed: 2012
- Dan graduated from The Gunnery, where he served as a dorm monitor and head tour guide and where he earned the academic accolades of a first in History, the Dartmouth Book Award, the Leman Gentleman award and the U.S. History Cup. In addition to rowing crew, he played varsity ice hockey—in which he won the White Hockey Cup—and varsity soccer, for which he was team captain. He went on to Northeastern University as a dean’s list student of civil engineering, an All-Academic Hockey East member of the men’s ice hockey team and captain of the sailing team. He transferred to the College of the Holy Cross as a sophomore, where he majored in mathematics and played three years of varsity ice hockey. During his undergraduate years he also served as a project monitor for International Engineering Group in Worcester, MA, and head sailing instructor at Tiverton Yacht Club in Rhode Island. After college, he became a math teacher, hockey and crew coach and dorm parent for two years at South Kent School. Passionate about sailing and interested in the business of sailing, he moved on to work at North Sails Direct in Portsmouth, RI. During this time, he worked for Snow Lion Racing, where he managed the build of a new 50-foot racing sailboat and oversaw necessary maintenance during the racing season. He maintained a presence on the ice as a goalie coach at St. George’s School and served as Salem State University’s men’s ice hockey goalie coach. Never far from schools, he came to know that teaching—which he calls “the family business” because his parents are both teachers—was his calling. Upon completing graduate work and earning his state teaching license in mathematics, he returned to teaching, this time at Burlington High School in Burlington, MA, where he taught geometry, trigonometry and applied math, while also coaching varsity girls’ ice hockey. At Taft, Dan teaches math and physics, coaches boys’ varsity ice hockey, and lives on CPT 4 with his wife, Andrea, and his sons, Zach and Will.