Daniel A. Gartner
Physical Education Teacher (PreK-8)
I began my career in the corporate world of banking and financial software working in the US, and abroad in Spain and England. While living in Spain, I earned my Master of Arts degree in Spanish from the University of Madrid and I hiked the Camino de Santiago (1,000+kms in over 35 days), which is one of the oldest Christian / Catholic pilgrimage routes in the world. After living and working abroad for 7 years, my wife and I moved back to the US and settled in Harrison, New York. I went back to school at night to obtain a Masters of Education in Teaching from Manhattanville College in Purchase, NY.
This school year (2020-2021) will be my fifth year teaching within the Diocese of Bridgeport here in Stamford, CT. At the Catholic Academy of Stamford I have had the pleasure of teaching Physical Education, Spanish and Health for Grades PreK3 through Grade 8. Prior to joining the Diocese, I taught Physical Education for Grades K-5 and coached soccer and softball in Harrison, NY. Growing up in a household that values education (my mom was a school teacher for over 30 years), I understand and embrace my role as a teacher and as a leader in the community. In addition to teaching and coaching, I am also the President of the Harrison Youth Soccer Club (HYSC). My favorite activities outside of school are skiing, soccer, biking, hiking, swimming, running, traveling and reading.
Education / Certification
- B.A. Magna Cum Laude, History (Dartmouth College)
- M.A. Spanish (University of Madrid)
- M.A.T. Education (Manhattanville College)
Professional Experience / Recognition
- Presidential Scholar, Phi Beta Kappa - Dartmouth College
- Teachers award for Academic excellence - Manhattanville College
- Teacher Certification - Grades K-12