Daniel R. Venables is founder and Executive Director of the Center for Authentic PLCs, a consulting firm that assists schools in building, leading, and sustaining authentic PLCs. During his 30-year career in education, Daniel was 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.
Author of How Teachers Can Turn Data into Action (ASCD, 2014) and The Practice of Authentic PLCs: A Guide to Effective Teacher Teams (Corwin, 2011), Daniel was professional development coordinator with the nation’s 18th largest district, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.In 1994, he was trained as a Math/Science Fellow with the Coalition of Essential Schools (CES), where he began his working experience with PLCs. He holds a master’s degree in mathematics from Wesleyan University (Middletown, CT). In 2002, he was awarded South Carolina Independent School Teacher of the Year.