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Dan Grassick

The Alberta Teachers' Association
Executive Staff Officer, Professional Development
Dan Grassick (they/them) is Executive Staff Officer in the Alberta Teachers’ Association Professional Development program area where their main responsibilities include supporting the Association's specialist councils and teachers’ conventions, and working with teacher education programs. Before joining the Association in January 2016, Dan worked as a teacher and learning leader for the Calgary Board of Education, as an instructor and research assistant at the University of Alberta, and as a leadership director and senior manager for YMCA Calgary. In 2011, they received both the Alberta Excellence in Teaching Award and the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence for mashing-up of subject disciplines to create engaging learning experiences for students and teachers alike. Proudly queer and neurodiverse, Dan encourages others to champion their “inner geek” by leveraging their passions, experiences, and authentic selves in their teaching and learning. Dan’s current research interests include metacognition, place-making, and communications design.