Let me take this opportunity to introduce myself to the Lakie team. My name is Daniel Yaretz and I am a music education specialist, as well as, an outdoor education specialist. I am originally from British Columbia and moved to Alberta to pursue my Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Education from the University of Lethbridge. After completing my degrees I headed right into the teaching field subbing in various schools around the district. I strongly believe that effective teaching depends upon intellectual exchange with the goal to share knowledge and inspire learning. When I'm able to accomplish this, students will be able to live in the moment and resonate with the excitement of the thing one is experiencing.
Outside of the classroom, I keep myself very busy pursuing many hobbies and outdoor activities. Here are a few of my favourite things, I enjoy hiking & camping, scuba diving & kayaking, mountaineering & rock-climbing, songwriting & performing, and anything else outdoors. So when I'm not in the classroom, you'll probably find me on a mountain, in the water, or hanging off a cliff face. I look forward to what can be accomplished this year and wish all my students the very best.