Teacher Spotlight: Daniel Van Winkle

What school(s) did you go to to get here? I went to the University of Iowa and graduated from St. Ambrose in 2013.

What inspired you to become a social studies teacher? When I was in high school, social studies was really the only subject that I was not bad at.

What do you like about the Bettendorf schools that other schools would not offer? I like that the teachers and students are friendly and really seem to get along well. What are some hobbies out you enjoy outside of school? Iowa football games, basketball, movies, spending time with my girlfriend, and kicking students’ butts in video game club.

Favorite brand of clothing: Under Armour, Hawkeye apparel, and nike, or any mix of those three.

Favorite color: Black and gold, duh!


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