Mr. Dan Gartner » Biography


                                                                Daniel A. Gartner

                                                                Physical Education/Spanish PK – 5



I began my career in the corporate world of banking and financial software working in the US, and also abroad in Spain and England.  While living in Spain, I earned my Master of Arts degree in Spanish from the University of Madrid.  After living and working abroad for 7 years, my wife and I moved back to the United States 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 is my second year teaching in the Diocese of Bridgeport.  Prior to joining the Diocese, I coached soccer and taught in Harrison, NY.  My mother was a teacher for over 30 years and growing up in a household that values education,  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.


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
  • President - Harrison Youth Soccer Club