Children develop into leaders when there is a vibrant school culture that encourages and empowers children to take risks, to explore and test the boundaries of their influence in the world, and to practice their ability to ignite change. This is at the heart of Danielle’s pedagogical vision and her approach to building communities --and she is excited for the opportunity to implement it with the Croft team! A lifelong learner, she earned a Master's Degree in Elementary Education (MSEd) from Johns Hopkins University, an Interdisciplinary Master's of Education Degree (IMEd) from Rhode Island College, and professional business coaching certificate from New York University. Danielle was the recipient of the Johns Hopkins’ Transformational Impact Distinction Award for her academic results in the classroom. She has been rooted in Providence since 2012 (perhaps an intentional choice due to her love of the ocean and food!). Apart from her work in school administration, she is also writing a monograph on trauma and resiliency.