Name: Dan Bailey
School: Southport Middle School
Grade/Subject: 8th Grade English Language Arts and 7th and 8th Grade French
Education Background (high school and college): I attended high school at Lawrence North. I earned a B.A. in English Lit/Creative Writing and French (Francophone Studies) from DePauw University.
Why did you become a teacher? I had some amazing teachers who inspired me to be a lifelong learner, and I wanted to follow in their footsteps.
What goals do you have for your students? My number one goal for my students is for them to be fearless, so that they aren’t afraid to voice their opinions or make mistakes. That’s how children learn!
Name you favorite band or musician. The Avett Brothers
What is something your students might be surprised to learn about you? I enjoy singing, and I play five musical instruments (alto and tenor saxophones, guitar, bass guitar, and harmonica).
Choose one and explain why: Oscar, Olympic gold or Showcase Showdown. I’d choose an Oscar because to win an Oscar means that you’ve touched the souls of thousands of people and possibly changed lives.
Name 3 people — living or dead — who you would like to invite to dinner. Ernest Hemingway, Vincent Van Gogh, and Bob Dylan
When you were a kid, what were your career aspirations? Paleontologist