My name is Daniel. I am a teacher, community builder and entrepreneur.
I am constantly working to accelerate meaningful education projects through collaboration, technology and unique events.
I am a teacher with over 18 years of experience in language classrooms. I consult, speak and train across the U.S. I am happy reading Where the Wild Things Are to a class of first graders and comfortable presenting methods of innovation for strategic planning at a national conference. I currently work as an Instructional Designer with Ellevation where we build software for educators working with English Language Learners.
I am a community builder who has organized Edcamps, hackathons, a Meetup group, and a Pro Action Café. In 2015, I co-founded Princeton Innovates, a non-profit group that works to elevate the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Princeton, NJ.
As an entrepreneur focused on social and education spheres, I am on the co-founding team of June Labs, a startup working with technology companies and educators to consult, design and develop better teaching and learning tools. I have collaborated on educational technology projects with Quill, Rosetta Stone, Mindprint Learning, Teachers Pay Teachers, Teaching Channel, and Learn Trials. I coached teams at Startup Weekend EDU in New York City and reviewed educational software for the iZone. Recently, I started building tools to support teachers using project based learning to develop language, academic and 21st century skills.
I speak Spanish. I can talk language acquisition and teaching pedagogy, chat about APIs and user experience, discuss lean startup and Pro Action Café. And I still manage to sleep 7 hours a night and read bedtime stories to my children.
Take a look around and if there is common ground, let's connect and have a cold glass of horchata.