Mr. Dan Klauder
Position: Eighth Grade Teacher
Dan was born and raised in the Pine Barrens of southern New Jersey where his love of nature was nurtured by canoeing, hiking and camping with his family. He has been teaching for 10 years, with his last 9 at Colony Middle School, where he taught 6th grade science/language arts and 7th and 8th grade language arts/social studies. Dan loves chess and has been running the district’s chess tournaments for the last three years. He also enjoys photography, listening to jazz, playing trumpet, and spending time in his hand-tools-only woodshop. He lives in Wasilla with his wife (Celena Brunot), their son, daughter, and cat. He loves teaching at Birchtree!