Faculty Spotlight: Mr. Dan Sharp

Secondary Principal, Dan Sharp, is inspired by learning about the unknown. “I want to learn and understand something new each day,” he shared. Originally from Victoria, British Columbia, Dan has made teaching and learning a fundamental part of his life. The youngest of three children, Dan grew up playing several sports, including basketball, baseball, football, and swimming. In fact, when he was 13, Dan was on the winning team in the Canadian National Baseball Championships! Dan did his undergraduate degree at the University of Victoria before moving South Korea to teach English at the age of 27. He loved the experience of working with students and later moved to Bangkok to teach MS Science. While working there, he completed a Masters in Education and became the Assistant Principal of the American School of Bangkok. In 2013, Dan completed another Masters in Organizational Leadership in Education and moved to Tokyo, where he was the Assistant Principal and Director of Teaching & Learning at St. Mary’s. After five years, Dan moved to his current position of Secondary Principal at Lincoln. He is working on a Ph.D. and is writing his dissertation in the learning sciences. During all these years in international education, Dan finds the constant changes and challenges reinvigorating. “I love to travel, and working in international education has been such an amazing way to see the world.” Dan first came to Lincoln as a consultant and was amazed by the campus. “It is functional, tasteful, and represents who we are,” he stated. Dan loves being a Principal at Lincoln and enjoys creating an environment to support our teachers, who in turn work with our Lincoln learners. We are fortunate to have Dan’s calm, focused, and learner-centered leadership at Lincoln School.