Spring Grove Area Middle School

Shaping the Future... One Student at a Time!

Who is Mr. Fake?
Hello everyone, I am Mr. Dan Fake and have the priveledge of teaching music in Spring Grove Area Middle School.  I am a 1999 graduate of Spring Grove and spent many hours in the very classroom I now teach in.
 
Education
Following high school I attended Indiana University of PA (in the town of Indiana, Pa) majoring in music education.  As a saxophone player, I was a part of the many bands and saxophone ensemble at IUP, as well as playing bass clarinet in the wind ensemble for 2 semesters.  I graduated from IUP in 4 years after taking many summer credits.  I completed the Master of Music Education degree at Towson University in Towson, MD in May of 2013. 
 
Experience
Following college, I began teaching at Southwest Academy near Catonsville, MD in January 2004.  While at Southwest Academy I earned a perfect attendance certificate for never missing school.  I taught 6th grade choir and general music that first year and then moved to 6th, 7th, & 8th grade general music and also Orchestra.  The experiences in Baltimore County were great, but city life was not for me.  In August of 2005 I began teaching at SGMS and continue in the same capacity.
 
Outside of School
Beginning my teaching career in the Baltimore area and being a saxophone player, I began marching with Baltimore's Marching Ravens in the spring of 2004.  I love the marching activity and the people in the band are like a family.  Because of this I have continued to be a part of the Ravens Band and, in 2012, became the music director.  You can find me with the band on game day of any Ravens' home game.  I am also a big fan of local auto racing and spend many weekend evening at Williams Grove or Lincoln Speedway.
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