Daniel grew up in a family that took education/pedagogy very seriously: his mother was a high school math teacher for 33 years and his father was a PhD student of western history. Differences of opinion were welcome, discussed and debated often, but always with courtesy, respect and love at the foundation of the conversation. This atmosphere fostered his curiosity for learning, critical thinking and keeping an open mind to a world of diverse thinkers.
When Daniel was 11 years old he began his journey in teaching children as a junior leader in training. Eventually this lead to his work as a camp counsellor/director for the City of Burlington diversity department. Part of this time was also dedicated to running/creating programs for Autism Ontario and working as a one on one at home support worker for several children over a 5 year period.
After studying creative writing at Concordia in Montreal, Daniel returned to his roots in Burlington with the intention of finding a career that was dedicated to helping people become the best versions of themselves possible. This eventually lead him to finding Classical Martial Arts Canada, and from the first class there he knew this was his future.
Through the martial arts Daniel has had the honour of acting in service not only to the community but to the students he teaches. A classical martial arts program is designed to be offered to people of all ages and ability levels and Daniel believes that pubic education should offer the same.
Now the opportunity to serve has come up in the form of running for the ward 1 & 2 HDSB trustee position. The intent behind running is to be in the position to help as many children/families as possible thrive in an environment that allows them to become the best version of themselves possible.
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