About Dan Kreiness

Dan Kreiness serves the Derby (CT) Public Schools as the middle school instructional coach. Before acquiring this position in the fall of 2015, Dan helped create the intervention program at Derby Middle School as the Reading Interventionist. Dan began his teaching career by spending nearly eight years in the New York City Department of Education at two intermediate schools as an eighth grade English language arts teacher, academic intervention specialist and middle level literacy coach. Dan holds masters in adolescent education and educational leadership from Mercy College (NY) and American College of Education and is currently a doctoral student at American College of Education.

Dan is the creator of the successful growthmindsetEDU Voxer group and monthly #growthmindsetEDU Twitter chat. His specific educational interests include leadership, educational technology, and student engagement. He is a Google Certified Educator and a Nearpod Pionear. Dan features his writing on his own “Leader of Learning” blog and has contributed guest blogs to The EduCal Blog and Your Instructional Coach. He has also been a recurring panelist on the EduMatch Tweet and Talk podcast series.

Dan has presented at education conferences, trainings and EdCamps on topics including instructional technologies such as Google apps, Nearpod, Actively Learn, Edgenuity, and augmented and virtual reality, growth mindset, student engagement, interactive close reading, and using social media such as Twitter, Snapchat and Periscope in education.

Contact Dan at dankreiness@gmail.com

Follow Dan on Twitter @dkreiness