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Dan  VanNortwick
Fourth grade
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Education: West Anchorage High School 1982

                BA in Elementary Education from University of Oregon 1987





  • Substitute teacher 1987-1988, 1993-1994 Springfield, Oregon
  • 3rd Grade teacher 1989 Elizabeth Page Elementary, Springfield, Oregon
  • 8th Grade Language Arts, Fine Arts, and PE 1990-1991 at New Tribes Mission School, Chiang-Mai, Thailand
  • 5th Grade teacher 1994-1999 Chiang-Mai International School, Chiangmai, Thailand
  • 7th, 8th Grade Social Studies, Art, 9th Grade World History, High School Art 1999-2000 Chiang-Mai International School, Chiang-Mai Thailand
  • Elementary Curriculum Coordinator, Accreditation Coordinator, and Middle School Art  teacher 2000-2002 Chiang-Mai International School, Chiang-Mai, Thailand
  • 6th Grade Humanities, 7th and 8th Grade Art 2002-2004 Broadway Middle School, Seaside, Oregon
  • 6th Grade Language Arts, 6th and 7th Grade Art, and 7th Grade World Cultures 2004-2009 Broadway Middle School, Seaside, Oregon
  • 5th Grade teacher 2009-2010 Chiang-Mai International School, Chiang-Mai, Thailand
  • 4th Grade teacher 2010-2013 Gearhart Elementary School, Gearhart, Oregon
  • 4th Grade teacher 2013- Present, Seaside Heights Elementary School, Seaside, Oregon


Hello my name is Dan Van Nortwick. This is my eighth year teaching 4th Grade. Prior to this, I taught at the Middle School level for six years. I came to that via Thailand, where I learned the language and taught 5th Grade, Art, and secondary history at an International School for multiple years. My sons were born in Thailand and my wife and I often think of returning. But for now there's helping my youngest navigate his senior year, finishing my wife's greenhouse, and nurturing a class of wonderful 4th Graders.