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Daniel R. Venables is founder and executive director of the Center for Authentic PLCs, an independent consulting firm committed to assisting schools in building, leading, and sustaining authentic PLCs.
During his career of more than 30 years in education, Venables has been a classroom teacher in both public and independent schools in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Connecticut for 24 years, serving as a math department chair for 18 of those years. He was a professional development coordinator with the nation's 18th-largest district, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.
Daniel holds a master's degree in mathematics from Wesleyan University. In 1994, he was trained as a Math/Science Fellow with the Coalition of Essential Schools, where he began his working experience with PLCs. In 2002, he was named South Carolina Independent School Teacher of the Year.
In addition to working directly with schools and faculties to offer on-site, ongoing, sustained support, he also presents regularly at national and regional educational conferences. Several times a year, he sponsors a three-day PLC coach training program throughout the United States called the Grapple Institutes. To learn more about the Grapple Institutes, contact Venables.
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