Dan Lang Named Head of Francis Parker Middle School

| April 30, 2012 | 0 Comments

Following an extensive national search, Dan Lang has been named Head of Francis Parker Middle School. The current Middle School Dean of Students will assume his new role beginning on July 1, 2012, replacing Pat McKenna who served as the Middle School Head at Parker for three years.

Lang earned his B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and his M.A. in Educational Leadership from the University of San Diego. Having spent fifteen years in the classroom, Lang joined the Francis Parker Middle School in 2006 as a 7th and 8th grade English teacher.

Dan Lang earns new position.

“In the final analysis, it was Dan’s commitment to strengthening the Middle School program and its curriculum, dedication to the well-being of our students, willingness to act in the best interests of the School, tireless work ethic, positive spirit and genuine love of the Middle School that set him apart,” said Kevin Yaley, Head of Francis Parker School. “He has earned the respect and support of his colleagues and is poised to successfully lead our Middle School.”

Originally from Northern California and following his graduation from Berkeley, Lang dabbled with law school at the University of San Francisco before he began coaching and working with young people as the Middle School Athletic Director at West Portal Lutheran School in San Francisco. That position eventually led him to becoming a full-time teacher and attaining his Masterís Degree from the Educational Leadership Development Academy at the University of San Diego.

Prior to joining the faculty at Parker, Dan taught 9th and 12th grade English at Saint Ignatius College Preparatory in San Francisco, where he also served as the Head Boys Track and Field Coach. Lang makes his home in Alpine along with his wife Heather and their children Grayson and Frannie.

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