Inquiry Coach Daniel Vander Valk

I am excited to begin this school year IN PERSON! I love having students in my class, building relationships, guiding young adolescents to find their why and motivate them to succeed in school and in life. 

This class is called Career Exploration. This class is a part of the new freshman academies here at Westwood. This course is designed to help your students discover there strengths and what they are passionate about and help them steer them towards being Career and College Ready! All student work can be found by clicking the link to our Canvas page. 

I am currently in my 10th year as a full time teacher. I spent the first 9 years at Coconino High School in Flagstaff, AZ.  I was also the head baseball coach during my time at Coconino. 

My undergraduate work at William Penn University concluded with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management with a minor in Economics. My post-graduate work at University of Phoenix is what led me to being a teacher. Here I finished my Master's in Secondary Education. 

When I am not in the classroom you can find me on a baseball field somewhere. I am a varsity assistant for the baseball team here at Westwood. I also coach both of my sons in club baseball and just by chance if we have some free time from baseball, my daughter is probably playing softball somewhere. 
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Phone:480-472-1310