Morrison Graduate (1975)
First Year at Morrison:
1982; Left in 1985 and returned in 1991
College/Grad School Attended:
Westmont College - BA in Math & California Teachers' Credential
Dan was born in redwood country in Eureka California. At the age of 8 his parents became missionaries and moved to Taiwan where their main assignment was at Morrison. After graduation from Morrison, Dan attended Westmont College where he played basketball and majored in math. He then taught high school math for three years in Santa Barbara before returning to Morrison for a three year stint as a math teacher, A.D., Bible teacher, and he started the first computer center. Dan has also taught at South Pasadena H.S. and San Gabriel H.S. and met his wife, Doni in the L.A. area. They got married in 1987 and returned to Taiwan in 1989 with a career assignment with The International Mission Board. After a year and a half of language school Dan assumed his primary assignment at Morrison in 1991. He has been a math teacher, then six years as high school counselor, and is now in his eighth year as campus principal with high school principal being his main responsibility. He has three children: Sean in 11th grade, Grant in 9th grade, and Jay in 7th grade. They all love it here.
"For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to His good purpose." Phil. 2:13
He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose. Jim Elliot
Words to students: (Ponder these words by C.S. Lewis)
A man can no more diminish God's glory by refusing to worship Him than a lunatic can put out the sun by scribbling the word, 'darkness' on the walls of his cell.
Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.
Education without values, as useful as it is, seems rather to make man a more clever devil.
Even in literature and art, no man who bothers about originality will ever be original: whereas if you simply try to tell the truth (without caring twopence how often it has been told before) you will, nine times out of ten, become original without ever having noticed it.
Failures are finger posts on the road to achievement.
God cannot give us a happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.
If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.
Miracles are a retelling in small letters of the very same story which is written across the whole world in letters too large for some of us to see.
The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles, but to irrigate deserts.
You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body.