Math Instructional Coach
Danielle Perrotta is the Math Instructional Specialist at Link. She has been an educator since she started schooling the local neighborhood kids on the importance of voting in school elections. After graduating with a degree in Business Administration from George Washington University, she worked in advertising in New York City. However, it was her volunteer work with New York Cares that gave her a mission in life to become an educator. Her participation in the New York City Teaching Fellows program challenged her and gave her an opportunity to work in East Harlem with 5th and 6th graders. Concurrently, she studied at Hunter College and received her Master’s in Elementary Education. During her time in New York City classrooms, she continued to learn teaching strategies and helped develop curriculum in the schools where she taught. The New York City Teaching Fellows brought her back into the organization to coach and guide first year teachers during the summer. She led workshops and professional development days with her colleagues and enjoyed helping teachers learn how to engage students and teach with love, patience, and rigor.
Moving to New Jersey led her to teach at Tuscan Elementary School in Maplewood, NJ. Throughout her time at Tuscan, Danielle continued to lead workshops, support teachers, and take on leadership roles. Her passion for the arts informed her decision to run after-school theater, music, cheerleading and talent-show fundraisers to provide students with opportunities to connect their interests to their school community. Her passionate belief that student voice and empowerment is crucial to educational development continually leads her to create opportunities for students and with students.
Danielle joins us at Link as a Math Instructional Specialist. She is excited to bring the joy of math to all of the students at LCCS and support teachers in building their practice of education. Danielle lives in Maplewood with her two young children, where she also works as an educational consultant and advocate of children with special needs. For fun, you can find her strumming her ukulele in classes, workshops, or playing a local gig in SOMA. She is thrilled to be working in a community environment with like-minded colleagues to support the amazing students at Link.