Director of Character Initiatives – Elementary, Brilla Schools Network
Don’t let anybody, anybody convince you this is the way the world is and therefore must be. It must be the way it ought to be.
- Toni Morrison
Dan Faas serves as the director of character initiatives for the elementary schools in the Brilla Schools Network. Most recently, Dan served as principal of St. Charles Borromeo School in Harlem. Dan began his career teaching middle school English as an ACE Teaching Fellow in Mobile, Alabama, and later taught high school English in Santiago, Chile. He also worked as the admissions coordinator for the Mary Ann Remick Leadership Program at the University of Notre Dame, leading the program’s efforts to recruit and grow a cohort of diverse and dynamic Catholic school leaders across the country. He then moved to New York City to serve as the curriculum and staff development associate for the Archdiocese of New York before serving as principal. Dan grew up near Ann Arbor, Michigan, and is a proud midwesterner. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in journalism from Michigan State University, a master of education degree from the University of Notre Dame, and a master of arts in educational leadership from the University of Notre Dame. He lives in Harlem with his dog Oberon.
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