Park Middle School
Nominated By: Principal Charlotte Everts
Dan Bunde has served in a variety of roles as an educator over the last 35 years. He is currently serving the role as Media Specialist at Park Middle School. Not only is he the Media Specialist, but he takes on Chromebook duties, technology help, Testing Coordinator and “other duties” that arise. Dan cares deeply about the entire Park Community. This is evident in the things that he does every day and the interactions that he has with the people he comes into contact with. His caring and passion shines through when you walk into the Media Center. He has made conscious decisions and choices to make sure that every student can see themselves in the books that he purchases and the items that he has out and on display. He is able to lead students to books that will spark their interest and help lead them to learning. Dan is a constant learner and is always looking for ways to better serve our community. He shares this information with others and is a respected member of our school. Staff and students seek him out not only for help, but for a friendly conversation. Dan is a difference maker and we are so blessed to have him at Park.