Daniel Norland is the Principal of Lighthouse Academy. He is the head of the Math Department and is our Physical Education instructor. Dan has been part of Lighthouse Academy since 1987, and has been employed here since 1994. Dan holds an Associate’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Blue Mountain Community College, a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Arts Education from Oregon State University (Go Beavs), and a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Oregon (Go Ducks). In addition, he has numerous Bible credits through Northwest Christian University.
Mr. Norland brings a wide background of experience to our classrooms. He has an extensive sports background from high school and college that includes several sports honors and awards. He has worked as a surveyor and as quality control inspector on dam construction sites. He was the Associate Pastor and Co-Youth Director of Jasper Christian Church. He has also taught and coached in several public schools and taught at Eugene Christian High School. In addition, Mr. Norland has owned and operated his own construction business. His construction background brings a valuable and practical engineering emphasis to our math classes.
Dan is the father of five children and the very proud grandfather of one adorable grandson. He lives with his family on a small farm just south of Eugene.