Fourth Grade Head Teacher
Daniel Krasnor began teaching kindergarten in 2014 at Kaiser Elementary in Oakland. He then moved to Santa Barbara in 2016 where he took on numerous roles, including co-teaching language arts in kindergarten, 5th, and 6th grade, along with teaching PE for K-6. In 2019, he returned to his roots and taught 5th grade at Washington Elementary in Berkeley. Mr. Krasnor is an avid cook, dog trainer, singer, painter, and athlete. Aside from teaching K-12 students in all subjects, he has run his own dining, food-waste reduction, and food surplus redistribution businesses. Mr. Krasnor spends his time away from teaching enjoying the outdoors, including kayaking, biking, hiking, and archery.
Why I Work with Children
I knew that I wanted to affect the way in which people communicate and make decisions. Through running a skateboarding program my senior year at UC San Diego and a lifetime of being critical of the educational systems I saw, I realized that my best chance of having the impact that I wanted would be through teaching. I love working with kids because I empathize with their struggles and their excitement.
A Favorite Book
One of my favorite books is The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. I find that I cry more each time that I read it. I grew up with parents who were always sacrificing so that my brother and I could have more opportunities than our parents did. I can’t help but enjoy a story that demonstrates genuine love with a slight criticism of how we sometimes take our resources for granted.