Dear Families,

I wanted to let you know that I have a big new challenge in front of me. I have been diagnosed with multiple myeloma (cancer of the bone marrow). I felt it was important to let you know, as I will be beginning treatment right away. This will result in a number of absences in the coming weeks. It will also impact conference and field trip schedules. I will do my best to minimize the impact on each of your children’s schedule, but the medical system is not so flexible about when they can see me. 

Rather than explain my situation over and over, which is very draining, my wife has set up a website where you can see updates about my current situation. The link to this site is

Thank you all for your support during this challenging time.

Thanks, Daniel