I am an accomplished educator who speaks from over twenty years experience in improving education throughout the United States. His specialities include STEM education, technology in education, and organizational reform.
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Areas of Expertise (3)
State Improvement Grant Funding and Implementation (professional)
Successfully designed, procured and implemented approximately $25 million in SIG grants for Newark Public Schools.
Strategic Plan for Newark Public Schools (professional)
Completed and published Great Expectations, a community vetted strategic plan for improving the education system in Newark, NJ.
Opened McKinley Technology High Schools (professional)
Successfully opened a city-wide high school focused on ensuring both high quality liberal arts and career based technology pathways in biotechnology, broadcast technology and information technology.
Vassar College: BA, Physics
The University of Texas at Austin: M. Ed, Science Education
Sample Talks (1)
Caught in the Trough of Education Reform
Ever been advocating positions too futuristic for today only to find yourself labeled a luddite after an organizational leadership change? Dan speaks to this experience, and what can be learned from it, with both humor and grave seriousness. He draws on his experience being labelled both a "great reformer" and "part of the old guard" in DC Public Schools as it transitioned to control under Michelle Rhee and the State of NJ operation of Newark Public Schools before and after Cami Anderson.
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