Daniel Wright

High School Woodworking Teacher

How many years have you worked at Oak Grove?

On and off since 2019

Why do you work at Oak Grove?

Oak Grove is my happy place! I have always loved teaching, and have taken various opportunities when they arise. But something about Oak Grove is a little different. It’s like the school, the property, and the intention of the faculty is a complete thought. Im proud to be a part of it, and hope my girls attend someday!

A quote that inspires your approach to your job.

“When we listen, we hear someone into existence.”― Laurie Buchanan, PhD

Where is your special spot on campus?

Woodshop Deck! Great views

Coffee or Tea?

Both, but coffee first

How do we prepare students for their life ahead?

My personal position at the school is all about practical skills. I try to make sure the students are retaining skills they could perform in the future.

The best live music performance/concert you ever attended is …

Too many to count! Cat Stevens at the Palace of Fine Arts was memorable

Which teacher in your life affected you greatly? How?

Mr. McMasters, Woodshop. Fully took me under his wing and empowered me with skills I’m now using to build my home.

Name something that nobody knows about you.

I eat a Taco Bell quesadilla on occasion.

Person (dead or alive, famous or not) that you’d most like to share a meal with.

I mean, Cat Stevens

Name a place you’ve always wanted to visit, but haven’t yet.