Danny Suriel is a Leadership Consultant with SchoolWorks and a member of the Statewide System of Support team. He has served in leadership roles in both a school turnaround network and Lawrence Public Schools, as the Director of Equity and Partnerships for UP Education Network, and Assistant Principal at UP Academy Leonard Middle School.
As a school leader, Danny was a member of the team that led a school placed in State takeover for chronic underperformance to “Level One Status.” He was responsible for developing and managing a school culture system rooted in common values with the local community and teacher training models that contributed to a significant decrease in exclusions, coupled with district-wide ELA and Math MCAS scores that outperformed other schools.
More recently, Danny has provided guidance for school personnel and codified best practices around strengthening school-family and community partnerships in the Dorchester, South Boston, and Lawrence communities. He has also led and facilitated ALANA affinity groups and provided guidance for staff with diverse identity markers to lead affinity groups in their respective schools.
Danny began his career as a Behavior Management Counselor in St. Ann’s Home & School. He holds a dual Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and History from the University of Massachusetts.