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Dan Bean

Employee Information

Lower School
Second Grade Teacher

Contact Information


Education & Achievements

BA Cum Laude in Sociology, St. Lawrence University
MA in Curriculum Instruction, University of the Pacific / Bay Area Teacher Training Institute (BATTI)
Multiple Subject Curriculum Instruction (CLAD), Bay Area Teacher Training Institute (BATTI)


At SD Since

Dan's background in education started 15 years ago teaching students environmental education and group-building skills in the outdoors. He went on to teach in many different capacities using a variety of outdoor environments as the classroom. He now enjoys bringing the sense of exploration and of group-building that is key for effective outdoor education into the classroom. Dan is a lifelong learner. Having a challenging academic start as a young dyslexic student, Dan was inspired by amazing teachers that taught him to have a growth mindset which has served him well in and out of the classroom. Dan believes that young people thrive in learning environments that weave together academic development, social emotional learning, and play. In his classroom, learning is active, exploratory, and student-centered. Dan teaches with enthusiasm and authenticity and loves learning alongside his students.

"My favorite part of being a member of the San Domenico community is that it truly feels like I have been welcomed into a cohesive and compassionate community."

Professional Development

  • Responsive Classroom (Aug. 2015), Zones of Regulation (Dec. 2015)
  • Responsive Classroom Advanced (Jul. 2016)
  • No Bully (Aug. 2016)
  • Writers Workshop (Sep. 2016)
  • SMART Notebook (Sep. 2016)
  • SEED Seeking Education Equity and Diversity (2016-2017 year)
  • Heinemann's Teaching Reading in Small Groups webinar (Feb. 2017)