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Staff Spotlight: Meet Daniel Coplon-Newfield

Staff Spotlight: Meet Daniel Coplon-Newfield
Posted on 12/07/2017
DanielName? Daniel Coplon-Newfield

Birthday? January 7--I'm a Capricorn!!

Hometown? Nanuet, NY (A small town north of NYC)

VLUS position? Head of School

Where did you attend college and in what area is/are your degree(s)?
Tufts University (BA in English/Women's Studies); Boston University (Masters in Ed and Clinical Social Work)

Who was your favorite teacher and why?
Mr. Mitchell, Grade 11 ELA--he was hard and pushed me to be a better writer but also was funny and loved books.

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
I would love to be on stage somehow-- acting or playing music.

Do you have children?
Two of them!

Do you have pets?
We used to have fish but successfully killed them off, one by one.

Favorite color? Blue

Do you have a favorite quote or saying? Not really

Where is the farthest place you have ever traveled?
I've been to Israel a few times. It's 5,400 miles away from here.
What your favorite food? I love Indian food. As a vegetarian, there are a lot of options, all of them tasty.

Do you have any hobbies, activities, or organizations you are active in?
I play guitar nearly every day. It's my way of winding down at the end of a day. I also love to cook and bake. I am working on getting to the gym more but that feels more like an obligation than a hobby.

Do you have any accomplishments or honors you have achieved that you are proud of?
One time, I traded a cow for some magic beans.