All Star Teacher 2013: Dan Kirwan
Dan Kirwan has taught English and U.S. History to middle school students at Ida Price Middle School in San Jose for the past 12 years. A California State Fullerton graduate who majored in English and Comparative Literature, he attended Santa Clara University Law School, graduating with a juris doctorate.
In addition to teaching, he has dedicated his time to give back to the community. For the past three years, Mr. Kirwan has directed a walk-aathon for the school to raise money for cancer organizations. The events have raised more than $30,000 for cancer organizations like the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Livestrong. He also hosts car washes at the school, which raises money for Meals on Wheels. Outside of the school, he volunteers with his sons serving meals at Scared Heart Community Center in San Jose.