Chief Academic Officer

BA, Amherst College
MA, Harvard Divinity School

Danielle Kelsick is the Chief Academic Officer at Environmental Charter Schools. She was previously the Assistant Principal of Environmental Charter Middle School – Inglewood. Danielle believes that public education should empower students to think for themselves and be agents of change in the world. All students are capable of reaching these heights, but many are never given the opportunity to do so. Danielle’s work at Environmental Charter Schools focuses on closing this opportunity gap.

Before becoming an administrator, Danielle taught English at ECHS and at South Bronx Community School for Social Justice in New York. Originally from Atlanta, Danielle attended Amherst College in Massachusetts and went on to earn her Master’s at Harvard Divinity School. In between, she worked in education in Washington, DC and also taught English in Japan for a year. When she can fit it into her schedule, Danielle enjoys West African dance and hiking, which she didn’t fully appreciate until she moved to California with its numerous and varied hiking trails. Danielle and her husband enjoy regular “hiking Sundays.”