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Mr. Daniel Dorsel '90


843-383-3901 ext. 4675

Mr. Daniel Dorsel is GSSM's president. He is also a member of GSSM's Charter Class of 1990. Danny earned a M.A. in Educational Administration from Notre Dame, a M.S. in Environmental Engineering from Virginia Tech and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of South Carolina. Mr. Dorsel started his career as a consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers before entering into the field of education. During his 16 years in education and prior to returning to GSSM, he served as a high school principal, director of advancement, classroom teacher and coach. Mr. Dorsel serves on the Board of Directors for the National Consortium for Specialized STEM Schools (NCSSS).

Educational Background:

  • M.A. in Educational Administration, Notre Dame
  • M.S. in Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech
  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of South Carolina

How long have you worked at GSSM?

Since July 2012

How long have you worked in academia?

Since 2000 as a Principal, Director of Advancement, Teacher and Coach

Tell us what you love about working at GSSM.

Working with talented and dedicated students, faculty and staff.

Are you a member of any professional organizations?

I'm on the Board of Directors for NCSSS

Please list and describe any personal information you would like to share.

I enjoy spending time with my family, being outdoors, exercising, reading, cooking and watching sports.

Give us a Twitter-style short bio about yourself.

GSSM 1990 graduate, engineer by schooling and academic by experience.

What would your students be surprised to learn about you?

As an engineering student I spent my sophomore year in college abroad in England studying history and art.

What is your perfect pizza?

Sausage and mushroom

What's the best thing about Hartsville?

It's small and vibrant!

Who would be invited to your fantasy dinner party (living or deceased) and why?

The Pope since he has the potential to impact so many.

What's your favorite quote?

If at first you don't succeed, try, try again.

Anything else you'd like to tell us?

GSSM is a great place to be a student and an equally great place to work.