“The child is both a hope and a promise for mankind.”

-Maria Montessori


Daniel Poreda

B.A., English Communications & Political Science, Massachusetts Collge of Liberal Arts

Dan, as he is affectionately called by our children and staff alike, has served as our school custodian since 2015. Dan comes in daily in the evenings to clean and maintain our school building and grounds. He is a beloved member of our community who takes great pride in thinking creatively to find solutions for facilities challenges, often using the skills from the other parts of his career to help our school.

During the day, Dan is an Instructional Technology Specialist in the Holyoke Public Schools. In that capacity, he teaches digital literacy and computer skills for students in kindergarten through grade 8.

Never one to sit still for too long, Dan also serves a landscaper with IGM in Chicopee, Massachusetts. In that role, Dan provides all aspects of landscaping needs from snow shoveling to plowing and gardening.