Dan McCauley is a New York City native and alumni of NYU’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, the Teach for America program, and most recently, The Relay Graduate School of Education where he earned his dual masters degree in general and special education.
Dan’s passion is in working with youth and young adults. He has spent the last ten years coaching and mentoring youth through sports in NYC. At NYU, Dan studied storytelling and critical pedagogy, minoring in child and adolescent mental health, and served in many spaces such as middle schools, high schools, correctional facilities, and adult literacy classrooms, understanding how writing and the arts could be used as mechanisms for empowerment and change. This included Dan’s own endeavors in the arts, performing spoken word and his songs at art festivals, including NYU’s own Skirball stage, and writing for different non-profit organizations.
Over the last two years, Mr. McCauley has taught in the Mott Haven community of the South Bronx as a middle school English teacher and character education liaison. Mr. McCauley is extremely excited to be joining the New West community and can’t wait to know its students and families!