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Meet Mr. John Daly

Meet Mr. John Daly:


Mr. Daly teaches high school English here at Pittsburg School.  He is also our athletic director. He grew up in Wallingford, CT and said that his favorite subject in school was English.  He went to college at Keene State, Southern CT St., and SNHU for grad school.  His favorite thing about college was living with his friends, but his least favorite thing about college was writing research papers.  His master’s degree is in secondary English education.  Currently, he teaches English 7-12, film study, and creative writing.  At this time, he’s been teaching for nine years and puts in about 10 hours a day on his job.  His favorite thing to teach is creative writing because he’s always blown away by the creativity of our students. In his classroom, Mr. Daly’s favorite projects are soundtracks and creative writing portfolios.  Before working here, Mr. Daly worked at McLaughlin Middle School in Manchester, NH.  He does not hold any other jobs at this time.


Mr. Daly decided to become a teacher because he had incredible teachers in his high school that changed his life.  He said, “I wanted to inspire others as my teachers inspired me.”  He feels his best talent is listening and empathizing with others.


 Mr. Daly likes to read very much with his favorite genres being non-fiction and realistic fiction.  At this time, Mr. Daly does not have any pets.  He has climbed Mt. Washington twice.  His favorite season is fall when he can go hiking and long-distance running.  In his spare time, Mr. Daly reads, goes for hikes, takes road trips, listens to music, and goes fishing. 



Food: Modern Pizza in New Haven, CT

Type of Art work: landscape photography

Holiday: Christmas

Sport: Track and field

Sports Team: The New York Giants

Thing to do in the winter: sit by the wood stove and watch the snow

Thing to do in summer: hike mountains

Vacation place: Maranacook Lake in Readfield, Maine

TV Show: The Wire

Color: blue

Type of car: Honda Civic

Candy: Hershey’s bars

Type of music: 90’s Alternative

Dream place to visit: Tahiti because he’s always dreamed of staying in a hut by the ocean

Toy growing up: Transformers


Asked what he likes about teaching, Mr. Daly replied, “I love when students feel challenged and then overcome that challenge.  I also love when students learn about the world through books.” What does Mr. Daly like about working here with us? He said, “I love the people. Everyone I work with is friendly and supportive.  I also love seeing students succeed outside of school, like in sports, music, and theater.”

Updated Jan. 2018