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2021-2022 school year will begin on August 16, 2021.
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Dear McKinley School Community,

My name is Daniel Dennedy-Frank, and I am honored to be able to serve the McKinley community.  Thank you for working with me towards our school's mission of ensuring the academic success and preparation of our diverse learners by cultivating curiosity, and critical thinking in our students.

I am an educator that is passionate about creating equitable and joyful learning environments. Originally from New Mexico, I earned a B.A. (Psychology and Spanish) from Whitman College and M.A.s from UC Berkeley (Educational Psychology) and Stanford (Curriculum and Instruction). I have taught preschool through fifth grade, including teaching in a bilingual Spanish program in Santa Clara. I have training in Reading Recovery, SEAL (Sobrato Early Academic Language), and leading teachers in collaborative planning. I have administrative experience running a K-8 summer academy for students that were newcomers to the U.S. or qualified for Migrant Education.  Before coming to McKinley, I was the Assistant Principal at Shirakawa School in the Franklin-McKinley School District.   

You are always welcome to e-mail me at: You can also request to talk or meet with me with me by calling our office at 408.283.6350 during regular school hours.  I look forward to partnering with all of you to ensure that our students have a wonderful school experience and strong academic success.