About Mr. Dakopolos

I grew up in Salem, OR. I went to North Salem High School as well as West Salem High school. In high school, I played basketball, football and ran track. After graduating from high school, I moved to Los Angeles, CA and attended Occidental College. I continued football and track in college. After college, I worked in special education as an instructional assistant and also as a math teacher. In 2011 I moved back to Salem and enrolled in Willamette University's Master of Arts in Teaching Program. 
In my free time I enjoy spending time with my girlfriend. I am a professional artist as well. I am an oil painter and also a metal sculptor. In addition to art I also like riding my bike, running, listening to music and cooking. I am very excited about having the opportunity to teach at McKay High School, and I look forward to working with you this semester.