Deputy Superintendent of Instruction
BA, Amherst College
MA, Harvard Divinity School
Danielle Kelsick is the Deputy Superintendent of Instruction at Environmental Charter Schools and the proud product of public schools (K-12). Originally from Atlanta, Danielle participated in a magnet program designed to desegregate Atlanta’s public schools. Danielle’s own experience taught her that public education can and 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 a leader at ECS, Danielle taught English at ECHS-L and at the Community School for Social Justice in the South Bronx. She attended Amherst College and went on to earn her Master’s at Harvard Divinity School. In between, she worked in the education nonprofit world, coordinated a charter school mentoring program 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.