Daniel is an English teacher and department head at Academia de Liderazgo-Universidad Centreal del Este in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic. AL-UCE is an educational academy in its second year of operation which offers a comprehensive bilingual education program for grades pre-K-12. AL-UCE's proximity to Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic, attracts a diverse and multinational student body. In his first year at AL-UCE, Daniel designed an afterschool program to augment English language acquisition and implemented a school-wide student evaluation system. Prior to his role at AL-UCE, he was the English and Spanish Teacher and English Department Chair at Drew Hunter High School in Drew Mississippi. In 2011-2012, the Drew School District nominated Daniel as Mississippi Teacher of the Year after leading students to significantly higher state test passage and proficiency rates. He's enthused about the personal and professional growth he will experience through SPA that will allow him to better serve his school community and aspires to use his interpersonal and leadership skills to serve all students while learning more about education at large.