Dan Vazquez

Senior Educational Consultant
dvazquez@teachingmatters.org

Dan Vazquez started his career in New York City education as a Parent Support Officer in East Harlem nearly a decade ago where he worked to support principals in parent involvement strategies. He moved into the classroom at Tompkins Square Middle School in the East Village where he worked for four years mostly as a humanities teacher in an ICT setting, but also did a year of 7th and 8th grade science. Dan wanted to work in a school with higher academic and social-emotional needs and went to The Equity Project (TEP) Charter school, where he worked for a year teaching 7th grade math and ELA as a special educator and three years as a 6th grade humanities teacher. At TEP, Dan mentored new teachers, started the typing program, and created curriculum used by 6 other teachers. Wanting to move into administration, Dan started to work for Ascend Chart Schools as a Dean of Instruction for Humanities, where his role was to inspire, coach, and supervise nine Humanities teachers. Through this work his teachers became adept at analyzing data and using that analysis to inform instruction. Dan also has a long-time passion in mindfulness education and social-emotional learning and has incorporated the teaching of mindfulness and emotional self-regulations habits at both the teacher and student level in all of his contexts as an educator. Dan loves working with teachers and seeing them grow and hopes to partner with schools to help them create and meet inspiring goals.