Daniel Gambill, originally of Quitman, Texas, is a grad of Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Theatre Education. Some of his directing credits include The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Kentucky Cycle: Fire in the Hole, Macbeth, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, Peer Gynt, A Girl Called Opal, Mariner, Alice in Wonderland, I Never Saw Another Butterfly, Almost, Maine, The Voice of the Prairie, Once Upon a Playground, Man of La Mancha, Epic Proportions, Wine in the Wilderness, and The Mystery at Twicknam Vicarage. Mr. Gambill has done design work for The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Epic Proportions, The Cheerful Princess, The Death of Bessie Smith and others. Some of his acting credits include Twelfth Night, As You Like It, The Elephant Man, Driving Miss Daisy, Crimes of the Heart,and many more.
In UIL One Act Play, Mr. Gambill has competed at every level of One Act Play. In 2015, Crandall made history by advancing to the State One Act Play contest with The Kentucky Cycle: Fire in the Hole, making it the furthest advancing play in Crandall history. Mr. Gambill’s 2016 production of The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby and his 2013 production of Mariner each received Alternate to State. Crandall Middle School was crowned District Champions for the fourth year in a row with the production of The Voice of the Prairie.
Mr. Gambill is a two-time recipient of the White House’s President’s Service Award for public service. The 2016-2017 school year will mark Mr. Gambill's sixth year at Crandall ISD, and his seventh year teaching. In July of 2011, Mr. Gambill married his best friend, Katie. Mr. and Mrs. Gambill have one son, Gabriel. They also have a five-year-old shih-tzu named Layla.