Dan Horton

Dan Horton

World Studies Teacher


Comal ISD

Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
I had always done well in school, but began to struggle to keep up at the beginning of my freshman year of high school.
I was tested for a number of things and it was discovered that I had dyslexia.
With support now put in place, I was able to thrive throughout the remainder of high school.
I was accepted into and decided to attend James Madison University.
I studied at JMU for five years and earned a bachelors in Social Science and a Masters in the Arts of Teaching.
I began teaching at Broadway High School and remained there for the next nine years. In this time, I was involved in a number of school activities and taught a number of social studies classes.
I decided it was time to move back home to be closer to family and was lucky enough to secure a teaching position in Comal ISD.
Education

Education

highschool
High School
Westlake High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Social Science Teacher Education
James Madison University
graduate
Graduate
Secondary Education and Teaching
James Madison University
Career

Career

World Studies Teacher

I teach and mentor my students to better prepare them for life outside of high school.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Education
Education
Travel
Travel
Working with Others
Working with Others

Day to Day

I arrive at school early and typically stay late in order to make sure that everything gets done and is ready for my students on the following day. During the day, you can often find me running around the classroom, trying my best to create excitement and passion for a subject that is often not the favorite of high school students. In my classroom I like to include discussions, debates, and as much collaboration as I can incorporate.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

As an introvert, I work very hard to to "perform" all day, every day.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Figure out what subject you are most passionate about and then work to teach students through the medium of that subject, rather than just teaching that subject.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
Social Science Teacher Education
graduate
Graduate
Secondary Education and Teaching
Hurdles

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"Teaching doesn't actually make a difference in this day in age, kids don't need to learn what we're teaching, and this generation doesn't want to learn from us anyway."

I have learned that the current generation is filled with ideas and questions and a drive to do better than the generations that came before them. Every day in the classroom, I see a generation who wants to work to make the world a better place by learning as much as they can and applying the lessons they learn from us to real world problem/solutions.