Dan Brady attended La Plata High School, graduated in 1986, and was inspired to pursue a teaching career by Mrs. Mary Matula while at LPHS. After taking coursework at CSM, Dan transferred to Towson University where he earned a B.S. degree in chemistry with minors in mathematics and secondary education. After graduating from Towson, Dan continued his education at the Johns Hopkins University and received a Master’s in physical organic chemistry under John Toscano. He left graduate school before completing his Ph.D. to pursue a career in public education. His first year in Charles County Public Schools was as a long term substitute at Maurice J. McDonough; since then, he has been a contracted teacher in the county though he has never taught anywhere but McDonough. In his third year of teaching Dan became a building representative; since then, he has served on the executive board as a member-at-large and most recently as the treasurer.