Dan advises Grinnell students and alumni interested in applying to graduate schools of education, pursuing education-related internships, and/or entering careers in education. He also organizes on-campus events, such as speakers and symposia, related to education policy and/or careers. Additionally, Dan collaborates with local schools, and coordinates placements for education students and student teachers.
Dan was born and raised in New Jersey, graduated from Grinnell in 2010 (BA in history with a 5-12 educator’s license), taught American history at Grinnell High School from 2010-2015, and then moved back east, where he graduated with an EdM from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education. After his master’s program, he taught World History in a charter school in East Boston.
When not at work, Dan likes to listen to NPR podcasts, watch baseball games (in the unlikely event the Mets win them), and eat tasty baked goods made by his wife, Katie, a production baker at Flour Bakery, in Boston. An overindulgence in this last hobby requires him to train for half and full marathons. Dan joined the CLS/Education Department teams in July 2017.