About Dan

About the author:

Inspired by the Benedictine Sisters, who provided a stimulating, sometimes scary, sometimes fun elementary school experience at Sacred Heart School in Jeannette, Pennsylvania, Dan Horn knew by the second grade that he wanted to become a teacher. Although his high school experience proved to be challenging at Greensburg Central Catholic, Dan went on to graduate from the University of Pittsburgh with a teaching credential and taught in both public and Catholic schools on the East Coast.

horn-photoAfter moving to Los Angeles to pursue acting, Dan realized two things: he is not a good actor, and his real love is teaching. It was after becoming a principal that Dan earned his Master’s Degree in Administration from the University of San Francisco.

While continuing to work as a teacher and administrator, Dan has been instrumental in transforming two failing Los Angeles-area Catholic schools into national models of success. Under his leadership as principal, St. Thomas the Apostle School was named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, and St. Genevieve High School has been designated a National School of Character.

Currently, Dan is President-Principal of St. Genevieve Elementary and High School in Panorama City, CA.


St. Thomas Elementary named BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL


Meeting President and Mrs. Carter, who have become dear friends of the school.


Performing for President Reagan