Welcome to 4th grade! My name is Dan Goding and I am a 4th grade teacher here at McAuliffe. This year will be my 11th year of teaching, 9th at McAuliffe, and 6th in 4th grade. I absolutely love teaching 4th graders, and I am so proud to be a Silver Falcon!
Here is a little bit about me. I grew up in Loveland and still live there today with my 19-year-old cat, Marvin. He is my pride and joy! After attending Colorado State University in 1999, I became a park ranger and cycling instructor. I loved being around people and seeing the difference I could make in peoples' lives, so In 2008, I decided to attend the University of Northern Colorado to become a teacher. It was the best decision ever!
Spending a lot of time outdoors and being healthy are very important to me! I have competitively raced triathlon and running events for the last 20 years. In the summers, I spend my time in Steamboat Springs or camping all across the west and northwest. Riding my bike, backpacking, and traveling are just a few of my other favorite things to do. Anything outside makes me super happy!
We always have so much fun in this classroom and learn a ton along the way! I can't wait to see what memories we create this year! If you ever need to reach me with any questions or concerns, my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and my phone number is 348-1972. I will always get back to you within 24 hours. Thank you so much for all of your support at home! This school year is going to rock!