Learning is a continuum.
Born and raised in Visalia, Mr. Bigler attended public school at Elbow Creek, Valley Oak and Golden West, then studied Anthropology at Fresno Pacific; yet his true education began when he became a teacher.
Mr. Bigler understands that teaching is not about him, it is about his students. Daniel learned while working at the Center for Peacemaking at Fresno Pacific that love, patience, and honesty are the foundation of being human and humane, and teachers should work to inculcate that in themselves and in whomever they encounter.
Mr. Bigler has taught in both rural and urban settings in California and internationally in Paraguay.
Amongst the influences that brought and kept him in the classroom is the belief that all students are capable of owning the direction of their lives and futures. The continued effort to stand alongside students and to help them to grow in that direction has been and will continue to be at the core of what Mr. Bigler does in and out of the classroom.