About Me

Hello! My name is Dan Klumper and I am happy to meet you. Thank you for visiting SpearTip Education. Allow me to introduce myself. I am originally from Worthington, MN. I grew up on a farm a couple miles outside of town with my Dad (Wayne), Mom (Dea), Sister (Tresse) and Brother (Joe). I graduated from Worthington High School in 2001 and went on to major in History and Secondary Education at Augustana College. I also played football at Augustana as a wide receiver and Team Captain.  After graduating, I took a position teaching 6th grade social studies (ancient world) at Brandon Valley Middle School. I also coached middle school football and basketball during my time there. I served as in-service presenter, book study leader and technology coach as well. I earned a Master's of Technology in Education from Dakota State University in May 2015. Also in May of 2015,  I left Brandon Valley for a new challenge-Instructional Coach for the Sioux Falls School District, working with all the social studies teachers (grades 6-8) in the five Sioux Falls middle schools. After doing that for one year, I moved on to my next (and current) challenge in my professional journey as a Social Science instructor at Dakota State University in Madison, SD. I have written three books. Two of the books were written to help my students learn the content and learn how to read/comprehend better: "Johnny Rawten" and the sequel "Ancient Quest" which follows a time-traveling boy throughout the ancient worlds, allowing my students a first hand experience what those worlds are all about. My third book, "HEALS: A story of Tragedy, Miracles, and Love" details a horrific motorcycle accident my dad was in and his journey to recover and make it back home. Check out my author Spotlight here.

Personally, my wife Abby and I have three beautiful daughters: Olivia (16), Isabel (14), and Hazel (5). My wife teaches 5th grade in the Brandon Valley School District. During the summers, I teach online courses for DSU. Some of my hobbies include: reading, writing, watching movies, hanging out with my daughters, biking, running, drawing, making videos, and building stuff. I am an extreme fan of the Game of Thrones. I also serve on the Brandon Valley Board of Education.

Contact Info:
email: Daniel.Klumper@DSU.edu
Twitter: @danklumper
DSU College of ED: @DSUteach

Take Care,
Dan Klumper

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