Degrees and Certifications:

BA, Political Science; Certification, 7-12 Social Studies

Mr. Daniel Surman

Hello! I am Danny Surman and this is my fifth year here at the Collegiate Academy. I specialize in teaching 8th grade United States History. In addition, I also serve as the department chair for Social Studies at our school. As the 8th grade social studies teacher at Collegiate Academy, my job is to help students connect the dots of US History. History is not just a series of names, dates, and places; instead, it is a puzzle where every piece of the past fits together to make the present and future. I previously served as a Fellow at the Texas Public Policy Foundation's Summer Institute studying strategies for improving civics education, and in 2020 I was recognized as 'Top 50' teacher in Galveston ISD by the Galveston Academic Excellence Booster Club. I enjoy following local government, elections, and history; horseback riding; playing board games; and spending time with my wonderful family. We cannot understand how to change the world unless we understand how the present came to be first.