Daniel Behan McQuaid has been a teacher for a long time. He has been in the profession for the last 25 years, and has spent the last 15 years teaching at the junior high level. He has devoted these junior high years to his position at Elijah Parish Lovejoy Middle School where he has taught many hundreds of students in the topic of American and world history. He takes great reward as well as the challenge of influencing the students in a positive manner as they embark on their journey into their lives as high school students and further down the road as young adults. History has been one of his favorite topics for as long as he can remember.
Daniel Behan McQuaid started to focus more and more on the subject when he was in college. It was then that he knew that as a history teacher, he could share the storytelling that has been going on throughout mankind’s history and do it at a level where he could do this in a young person’s life. Over the years he has seen many students come through and his highest thrill has been teaching them the basics and advanced subjects in history.
Not only is he a teacher of history as a topic, but he feels that by introducing students to this topic that he can become a part of their personal histories going forward. History is an important topic that helps students understand the world and why it is the way it is today, so he approaches this with a blend of current events as well as the hard textbook stuff that most people think about when it comes to history. This way the topic is fresh and as interesting as possible as it introduces context to everything that is taught.