D Moore
Daniel Moore

For the last several years, it has been a pleasure being superintendent of the Banta Elementary School District and to get to know all the wonderful teaching staff and support staff.  In addition, I really have enjoyed getting to know all the students, parents and community members that make this district so special.  My favorite part of being a superintendent is being able to walk through the classrooms and interact with all our brilliant students.  We truly have an amazing school district, and I am blessed to be part of the Banta Family.

Two of my favorite quotes of all times are, "Promise me you'll always remember: You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think" (A.A. Milne) and "All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them" (Walt Disney).  I truly believe that all of us have the potential to have a powerful and positive impact on the world around us.

The tasks and responsibilities that come with every new school year can sometimes seem overwhelming.  I believe in a balanced education that creates an effective and well-rounded program.  Banta Elementary Staff as well as the staff of the River Islands Academies know that educating children is a tremendous responsibility placed on us and we as a team are up to the challenge!

An inspiration throughout my teaching career has been Guy Doud, the 1986 National Teacher of the Year.  He wrote an inspirational book for teachers entitled Molder of Dreams.  According to Doud, we help our students mold their dreams for the future.  We shape the future of our society by helping students choose the path they will walk.  That sure is a tremendous responsibility!  Guy writes in his book, "You may think you live in a rather unimportant place or have an insignificant job, but what could be more important than helping to shape and mold others' lives?" And that is exactly what Banta is all about.

Banta family, as we celebrate 142 years of excellent education, I believe that the school year will be the best year ever!

Superintendent Moore

  • River Islands Academies