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Daniela Collazo, M.Ed.

Professional Learning and Implementation Specialist

Email: daniela.collazo@austin.utexas.edu

Dana Center Role

Daniela collaborates with local and state educational institutions to promote opportunity and access to engaging science learning. Working with teachers and school and district leaders, she supports continuous improvement in curriculum and instruction, policy implementation, and educational leadership through professional learning and technical support to ensure all students receive high-quality science education.

Before Joining the Dana Center

Daniela began her career as a science teacher in 2005 and most recently worked as a program manager for a large urban independent school district. She has served in a variety of educational roles, which include high school and adult education teacher, middle and high school counselor, elementary data analyst, and extended learning coordinator for K–12. She has modeled and coached new and experienced teachers on best practices for scaffolding and differentiation to support classroom instruction, particularly for emergent bilingual and underperforming students.

She is passionate about ensuring all students are successful and has directly supported campuses and academic programs that lead to increased student achievement.

Education

M.Ed., Science Curriculum and Instruction, The University of Texas at Arlington

B.S., Interdisciplinary Studies, The University of Texas at Arlington

Developed Professional Learning

Codeveloped - Planning for Multidimensional Science Instruction