Meet Mr. Powell, our Assistant Principal

Meet Mr. Powell, our Assistant Principal
Posted on 08/07/2018
Mr. PowellMeet the Administrator

Dan Powell
Assistant Principal at GHS

Professional Experience, Achievements, and Goals
Mr. Daniel Powell continues his work with Galesburg High School as Assistant Principal this school year. Mr. Powell earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Illinois University in 2006 in History/Secondary Education, and earned a Master of Science degree from Western Illinois University in 2013 in Educational Leadership.

Mr. Powell began his career in education at Cuba Middle/Senior High School in Cuba, Illinois, in 2006. He then came to Galesburg District 205 in 2008, teaching social studies at Galesburg High School and GHS North. From 2014 - 2017, Dan served as Knoxville (IL) Junior High Principal. Mr. Powell returned to GHS as Assistant Principal in 2017.

Mr. Powell works hard every day to make school a place more students want to attend, constantly looking for ways to involve and get input from our students.

Education played to many of Mr. Powell’s strengths. Administration is a good fit for Dan, allowing him to have an impact on a larger population of students, but still be in contact with them. Mr. Powell looks forward to participating closely with activities and athletics, dances, assemblies, and skits. He looks back fondly on my time as a coach prior to becoming an administrator.

Personal Information
Mr. Powell grew up in Bushnell, Illinois, about 40 miles south of Galesburg. While most of his family is from the Bushnell area, his father was a GHS graduate. Dan and his wife, also a GHS graduate, were married in 2012.

Mr. Powell maintains a very active lifestyle. He participates in adult volleyball, softball, and basketball league, and pursues various outdoor activities including golf and biking. He most enjoys spending time with his friends and family. While many think of Dan as very energetic and lively, there are many times he just likes to sit back and be low key as well. Those who don't know Mr. Powell very well often think he must not be feeling well if he is not constantly "on."

Mr. Powell was anointed the “Voice of District 205,” and his recorded voice greets those who call the GHS office. Mr. Powell loves being social and socializing, and invites anyone to drop in to GHS to say hello or chat about basically anything.
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