Dan Bachman is a teacher at Massapequa High School.
Dan brings 25 years of classroom teaching experience to Street Law's Leadership Circle. He has written the curriculum for AP Comparative Government and been the lead teacher implementing AP Government Redesign at Massapequa High School in New York. Dan has been coaching Mock Trial teams since 1996, twice leading his team to a county championship and most recently a Long Island Championship.
Dan first connected with Street Law through the 2017 Supreme Court Summer Institute for Teachers. Since then, Dan's program has been leading Long Island schools in developing curriculum for Moot Court. He annually co-hosts a professional development on Moot Court at the Federal Court in Central Islip. Dan was awarded the Distinguished Educator Award in 2014 from the Long Island Harvard Club and shared the Legal Educator of the Year award from the American Lawyers Alliance in 2018, earned the Teacher Service Award from SCOPE Education Services in 2019, and was recognized as an outstanding educator by Cornell University's Merrill Scholarship program in 2020.
Dan has his master's degree in Criminal Justice and has done extensive post graduate work in political science at Long Island University where he also served as an adjunct professor teaching graduate courses in Criminal Justice. He is also proud to teach at Massapequa High School, the school he attended. Fun Fact: Dan also has a fourth-degree black belt in Shotokan Karate. His experience working with younger karate students served as an inspiration for entering the field of teaching.