Dan Walpole is a native of the Rochester area. He holds teaching certifications in elementary education and teaching students with disabilities and an M.S. in education from Nazareth College. Dan attended Allegheny College for his undergraduate work, where he earned a B.S. in psychology with minors in English and the Values, Ethics and Social Action program. Dan was active in a student-organized group that sought to integrate service-learning into as many classes as possible by working with professors, community members, and students to organize authentic service projects.
Dan has been teaching at GCCS since 2005 and was interested in serving the staff and school as a teacher representative on the board. Dan's Expeditionary Learning professional development experiences include institutes on mathematics, assessment and writing, as well as an Outward Bound canoeing the Missouri River along the Lewis and Clark Trail. As a professional at GCCS, Dan has helped facilitate workshops on school and staff culture, layering learning experiences, scaffolding instruction towards the creation of a final product, and meaningfully integrating the art of creative movement into content.
In his free time Dan reads to learn, and collects and plays a variety of musical instruments, particularly those might be found in a jug band.