Dan has been an educator for 30 years, serving in educational leadership roles for over 20 of those years. After starting his career as a mathematics teacher, coach, and advisor, he rapidly ascended to school and district leadership roles, including 15 years as a High School Principal and Superintendent. Under Dan’s tenure as Principal of High Technology High School, the school rose to the #1 rank of US high schools (according to US News & World Report).
Dan’s outstanding communication skills and ability to create strong school community relationships have been his greatest quality as an educational leader. Student and parent voice has always been a top priority, which is supported by his personalized focus on the needs of each individual student, with unique talents and potential. His servant leadership model has been an inspiration for colleagues and students alike to challenge themselves and aspire for greatness.
Dan has continued to share his expertise as an adjunct professor as well as a coach, consultant, speaker, and trainer. His ability to forge mentoring relationships have led to successful academic and professional advancement and attainment of personal goals. Many former students are currently serving in educational leadership roles and maintain contact with Dan for continued encouragement and inspiration, which is a testament to the priority he places on personal relationships.