School: Olson Elementary School
Daniel Beetstra was born in Woodstock and raised in Harvard, IL. He comes from a large and loving farming family and still enjoys the outdoors as much as possible. He now has a family of his own, married to Adrianne, another elementary music teacher and vocalist, and is the father of three children, Eli, Kendall, and Jonah. They live in Huntley where music is a spirited part of their daily life. A graduate of the NIU School of Music, Dan fostered his love for music education there and then began his career in D300, then moved on to D100 in Belvidere, and is now thrilled to call D200 his new home. An avid vocalist, Dan and his wife are both founding members of the professional choral ensemble, Cor Cantiamo, serve on the Board of Directors, and promote music education through their organization. He is very grateful for this opportunity to serve the students of Olson Elementary and Woodstock School District.