Danielle Scorrano is currently the Research and Development Director of The Windward Institute and host of the Research Education ADvocacy (READ) Podcast. These roles fuel her passion and mission for social entrepreneurship and social justice in education. Driven by curiosity and thought leadership, Ms. Scorrano bidirectionally translates between research and educational practices, cultivates collaborative relationships to better inform professional development for educators and families, and advocates for increased equity and access to literacy and supportive educational environments for all students.
Prior to her roles at The Windward Institute, Ms. Scorrano worked as The Windward School’s research associate and research coordinator and taught middle school language arts, social studies, and math in fifth and eighth grades. She also taught social studies at a charter school located in the Bronx, NY and served as an Americorps AVID facilitator at high schools in Baltimore County, Maryland. In addition to her teaching roles, Ms. Scorrano coached soccer to children of all ages across New York, Connecticut, and Maryland.
Ms. Scorrano earned her bachelor’s degree in Political Science and International Business from Loyola University of Maryland and completed her Master of Professional Studies degree in Social Studies Education and Special Education at Manhattanville College. She is currently a doctoral candidate at Johns Hopkins University in the Entrepreneurial Leadership specialization, where her dissertation focuses on facilitating knowledge and agency for new reading teachers through individualized coaching.