Daniel Ondich

High School Principal / Assistant Director

dondich@blueskyschool.org

Where do you live?

I live in Brooklyn Center, MN with my wife, two kids, cat and dog.

Why did you become an educator?

I chose to become an educator because I have always enjoyed helping others. In high school I developed a passion for history and geography and found that teaching would be the best way to combine these two interests. At BlueSky I have the opportunity to work with highly skilled and compassionate staff in providing engaging and meaningful instruction in a highly supportive and individualized environment.

BlueSky excels at giving students individual, personalized attention. All teachers and staff at BlueSky are committed to seeing every student succeed.

Why did you choose BlueSky?

I chose BlueSky because I have always been interested in alternative forms of education, especially online education. While in graduate school I focused much of my studies on online learning and now I have the opportunity to utilize the knowledge and skills I've gained in an innovative and creative environment.

What do you think makes BlueSky special?

BlueSky excels at giving students individual, personalized attention. All teachers and staff at BlueSky are committed to seeing every student succeed.

What do you like to do when you're not working at BlueSky?

In my free time I am usually out and about with my family. I also enjoy playing guitar, fishing and reading.

If there were one thing you could tell people about BlueSky, what would it be?

BlueSky staff are committed to providing a high quality education to every student. All students get the individual attention they need to be successful.

Experience

I began my teaching career at Mankato West High School. From there I worked three years at an alternative school in Minneapolis that focused on work-based learning and English immersion. My next three years were spent at a charter school for students dealing with drug and alcohol addiction. While there, I completed my degree in Educational Administration and began working in a team environment to develop an online program. I began my career at BlueSky as the Curriculum Coordinator. During this time, I completed my Educational Specialist degree and obtained my principal's license. I am currently serving as the Assistant Director and High School Principal.

Education

  • B.T., Social Studies Teacher, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • B.S., Geography, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • M.A., Educational Administration, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
  • Ed. S., Educational Administration, University of Saint Thomas, Minneapolis