Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Dennis J. Harting

Physical Education Teacher / Athletic Director


Growing up in Northern California, upon graduating from high school I moved to the Central Valley where I earned my Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminology and completed my Single Subject Teaching Credential in Physical Education from California State University, Fresno.  After teaching two years of high school, I relocated to the South Bay with my wife (who works at Stanford University) in 2017.  Accepting a teaching position with Cupertino Union School District (CUSD), I taught 4th/5th Grade PE at Dilworth, Muir, Nimitz & Sedgwick Elementary Schools during my initial assignment.  A year later I was invited to become a Physical Education Teacher at Cupertino Middle School.

Anna is not only my wife, but also my “Best Friend” and biggest supporter!  Sharing a love of sports, we both enjoy fitness, attending live sporting events (Stanford Athletics), hiking, traveling, concerts, theatre and spending time together on the weekends.

Each school year brings a renewed sense of excitement and joy to work with our outstanding students.  Let’s have another fantastic year of Discovery, Exploration, Learning, Sharing & Teaching!


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