Highlands Blog

Hear from Highlands Alum and Parent, Danny Markstein

1. So, what's 2017 like for Danny?
It’s off to a fast start, and only will get faster! Our boys are loving school, sports (basketball, soccer, baseball, etc.) and our two new puppies (Piper and Jane). Work is very busy – throw in a move to a new office mid-year, and we’ll be busier still!

2. Do you remember what you wanted to be when you were at Highlands?
A fireman. A teacher. A lawyer. Then a fireman again.

3. And now?
I’m living it!

4. What is one prominent thing that you took away from Highlands? Why?
Always do the right thing – even when no one is watching.

5. What do you look forward to academically or professionally?
Professionally, I am most excited about working with our team to continue to build our agency. Personally, I look forward to watching Max and Wyatt grow and evolve from 4th grade and kindergarten through high school and college to families and careers of their own.

6. What advice would you give to Highlands students?
Quality always is the result of hard work. Find opportunities to challenge yourself every day.

7. What is one thing we might not know about you?
I eat and write lefty, but throw footballs, baseballs and Frisbees righty.
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Highlands School's 'whole child' approach to education and commitment to academic excellence, creative expression, and leadership development prepare and motivate students in grades 4k through 8 to make a positive difference in an ever-changing world. Located in Birmingham, Alabama, Highlands School holds dual accrediation from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Southern Associations of Independent Schools (SAIS).

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