Dan brings twenty-plus years of professional experience spent working towards a more perfect union of teaching, learning and technology.
Most recently, Dan was the founding Director of Digital Learning at Achievement First Public Charter Schools and was a founding member of the Gates Foundation Next Generation Community of Practice, traveling the country to visit sites of innovation and reviewing dozens of software products across K–12 math and literacy. Prior to this, Dan led programs at the Connecicut Career Choices Programs, and developed federally funded professional development programs at Tufts University.
He began his education career in Teach for America in Wrightsville, GA, and went on to teach in public and private schools, as well as in the US Navy. He holds a B.A. in English and Spanish from Wesleyan University, an M.A. in English Literature from Brown University, and an M.A. in Educational Studies from Tufts University.
Newsela Company Description:
Newsela provides school districts with authentic instructional content that supports their curriculum, empowers teachers across subjects to promote standards-based instruction, and drives student engagement and learning. Content is published daily at 5 reading levels and aligned to standards with student activities and teaching scaffolds designed to bring lessons to life.