Position: Social Studies Teacher at Stafford High School
Graduated: 2017 with a B.A. in History
Daniel “Dino” Reschke was not a traditional student at the University of Mary Washington (UMW). Dino’s enrollment at UMW began at the age of 29 after having served on active duty in the United States Air Force for over nine years as a paralegal. He was also married (to a UMW alumna) and had an infant daughter at the time. Dino chose UMW because of its high-quality professors, small class sizes, and overall learning environment, to include its beautiful campus and diverse student body.
Dino arrived at UMW in the fall of 2014 with the career goal of becoming a high school social studies teacher. He graduated from UMW in May 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in history (Summa Cum Laude) and enrolled in Shenandoah University’s Career Switcher Program in the fall. After finishing the first phase of the program, Dino achieved his career goal of becoming a social studies teacher at Stafford High School in Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Dino currently teaches Advanced Placement United States Government and Politics and Honors World History and Geography I. The variety of history courses that he completed throughout his undergraduate degree at UMW exposed him to many of the topics within the curriculum that he is required to teach. Even more important were the analytical and writing skills that Dino developed, which he works to instill in his students.
Dino has excelled as a teacher and was recognized as a finalist for First Class Teacher of the Year for Stafford County Public Schools in 2019. He truly enjoys his newfound profession and sharing his passion of history with students, and especially looks forward to announcing home football games.