Dan joined Baker after serving for 12 years as Washburne Middle School Principal and four years as Assistant Principal in the Winnetka (Ill). Public Schools. Before relocating to the Midwest, Dan lived in Boston, where he worked as Director of Education at the USS Constitution Museum and was a teacher in both the Boston and Brookline Public Schools as well as at New Perspectives High School, a private therapeutic school.
Dan has a lifelong interest in progressive education. He has published articles in educational journals, including Schools, Middle Ground, and Education for Democracy. He has also presented at numerous conferences, including the American Educational Research Association, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Progressive Education Network, North Dakota Study Group, North Cook Intermediate Service Center, International Network of Principals’ Centers, and Museum Educators’ Roundtable.
Dan currently serves on the Board of the National Progressive Education Network, the Board of the North Dakota Study Group, and the Advisory Board of Erika’s Lighthouse.
He has received many honors including the Congressional Youth Leadership Council Educational Leader and Mentor, the HAVEN Youth and Family Services Outstanding Achievement in Community Relations, Who’s Who in America, and Who’s Who in American Education.
Dan holds a B.A from the University of Connecticut, an M.A. in Educational Leadership from Lesley College, and a Teaching Certificate from the University of Massachusetts.
Dan and his wife, Charla Reinganum, are the proud parents of two daughters: a fifth-grade teacher in the Chicago Public Schools and an aspiring artist also in Chicago.
Charla is an environmental engineer with Fed Ex.