One voice can transform lives. Internationally renowned educator and speaker Dr. S. Dallas Dance envisions and leads change that creates opportunities for all young people—including students of color and those living in poverty—to thrive as critical thinkers, thoughtful leaders, and lifelong learners. His calling is motivating teams of all sizes to develop young minds and working with leaders to build capacity to do greater work for all of the individuals within their community.
Numerous national awards and board appointments—from institutions including the White House, Microsoft, and ASCD—recognize his impact on organizational culture, rigorous instruction, vibrant leadership pathways, leveraging technology, and dynamic community engagement. His forthcoming book, Deliberate Excellence: Three Fundamental Strategies that Drive Educational Leadership, will inspire leaders from all backgrounds and levels to anchor and sustain organizational shift and student improvement through leading for equity, leading the change, and leading through communication.
This is a brief listing as Dr. Dance has conducted numerous conferences, workshops, and in-services on other topics.
"What Dallas has done as a bold and innovative educational leader is nothing short of amazing. What I saw under his leadership was a school system that wasn’t afraid to tackle
big complex issues, particularly equity, and get results."
- Arne Duncan – former Secretary of Education
Prior to starting The DDance Group, Dr. Dance served as the Superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools in Maryland with over 112,000 students, 173 schools, and over 21,000 employees. As leader of the nation’s 25th largest school system, Dance pioneered equity-centered shifts in teaching and learning to close the graduation achievement gap between black and white students, while increasing diploma rates overall.
Prior to his appointment in Baltimore County, Dr. Dance served as one of three chief school officers responsible for the administration of nearly 300 schools in the Houston Independent School District, the seventh largest school system in the nation. Before his tenure in
Houston, Dr. Dance served in executive leadership positions in Virginia that leveraged his expertise in curriculum, instruction, assessment, school improvement, and strategic planning.
Dr. Dance earned a doctoral degree in educational leadership and a master’s degree in administration and supervision from Virginia Commonwealth University. His bachelor’s degree in English is from Virginia Union University.
Dr. Dance enjoys travelling, music, reading and all sports, especially golf. He is the proud father of one son, Myles Dallas Dance.
Past Presentations (Partial List)
Keynotes/presentations/workshops have been conducted for the following:
Please contact The DDance Group, Inc. at your convenience.
Phone Number: (804) 288-5627
This is a brief listing as Dr. Dance has conducted numerous speeches/presentations on other topics.
Presentations have been conducted at the national, state, and local levels at conferences, workshops, and in-services on the following topics: