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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dara Stigdon

With management experience in small to mid-sized organizations, both private and non-profit, Dara Stigdon understands the kind of process-driven efficiency that defines the Danielson Group operation and underpins our organizational […]

Catherine Thomas

Catherine brings a unique perspective to the work of The Danielson Group. With a background in clinical mental health, a career in neonatal intensive care unit developmental follow up programs, […]

Karyn Wright

An educator for more than 30 years, Karyn brings a wealth of experiences to her work, including nation-wide consultation with schools, districts, and systems implementing The Framework for Teaching. During her […]