Director of Program Design
School: Sunset Park High School
Grades Taught: 11-12
Subjects: Living Environment, Environmental Science
Dan first developed an interest in at-risk youth during a college Alternative Spring Break trip focused on reducing juvenile offender recidivism through web design education. He formally entered the classroom as a New York City Teaching Fellow in 2006 and continues to teach environmental science and computer science at Sunset Park High School. Dan strives to craft learning experiences that allow students to engage with their community as purposeful citizen scientists and technologists. For the last few years, he has worked with SUNY Albany to develop a science research program that will allow students to earn up to 12 science credits for college. Within his schools, Dan has served as a grade team, inquiry team, and science content lead, as well as a professional development advisor. Additionally, Dan has worked as a Math For America Master Teacher, BetterLesson Master Teacher, Common Core Fellow, Edtech Fellow, and iZone Mentor with the Blended Learning Institute. Dan joined the Sci-Ed Innovators in 2012 and has served as a Master Fellow, Director of the Master Fellowship, and Director of Program Design for the past four years.
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