Maria Akinyele

Dr. Maria Akinyele is a lifelong learner. Reader of philosophy, lover of museums, and author of a chapter in the forthcoming Teaching Black History in Schools, she continues to deepen and […]


With an energetic and optimistic approach to daily life, Marcia combines her background in technology and project management together with her passion for the human psyche in order to bring […]

Alexis Brocchi

With a background consisting of operational support and program collaboration with private businesses, nonprofit organizations, and cultural agencies such as Human Rights Watch (HRW), the City of Chicago’s Department of […]

Jim Furman

Dr. Jim Furman, Executive Director. Jim began his career as an English teacher at Fannie C. Williams Middle School in New Orleans. He later served as a faculty member in […]

Shirley R. Hall

When asked to oversee the pilot of The Framework for Teaching for the School District of Philadelphia, Shirley leveraged her experience as an elementary teacher, teacher of the blind and […]

Brian Johnson

A lifetime advocate for education, Brian brings his passion to work every day. His career began with 11 years as a teacher in New York City classrooms, and he continues […]

Rena Joseph

With over a decade of experience in administrative operations in academic settings, Rena brings expertise in data management, academic processes, and best practices in student support. Rena’s recent role in […]

Lee Kappes

Lee’s career in education cuts across practice and policy at all levels of the education sector. In her 18 years as a classroom teacher, Lee lived out her belief that […]

Teresa Lien

When Teresa typed “how to talk about teaching” into an Internet search engine, she didn’t know it would be the start of her work with The Danielson Group. One simple […]