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Mr. Fister


Subject: 7th Grade English Language Arts (ELA)

Welcome back for the 2023-2024 school year!



My name is Dan Fister, and I have been an educator for over eight years. I have taught in St. Louis and Columbia, Missouri; and I have also taught English in China for three years. I am from St. Louis and am excited for a fourth year here at Compton Drew!

I studied Human Ecology and Agriculture at Truman State University in Kirksville, Missouri. I later became certified to teach middle and high school English through the ABCTE program. I really enjoy literature and language-learning, and am eager to share my passion for reading and writing with Compton-Drew Students!

As an educator, I am hoping these challenging times will become opportunities for our learning community to help create a more just, safe, interesting, and prosperous city and world.

If you have questions or concerns, I can be reached by email at:

I hope your New Year is safe and rewarding,


Mr. Fister