Before coming to Hood River County, Dan Goldman was the Director of Curriculum and Instruction and the Director of Elementary Programs in the Tigard-Tualatin School District where he directed all K-12 district curriculum, instruction, assessment, instructional technology and school improvement efforts.
Dan has been an educator for 19 years beginning his career as a special education teacher working with students with severe behavioral and emotional handicaps in residential settings in Washington State and in Oregon. He worked in the Portland Public Schools as a school psychologist and Teacher on Special Assignment at the elementary, middle and high school levels and holds Masters degrees in School Psychology and Educational Leadership.
Dan has presented extensively at the regional, statewide and national levels on literacy development, positive discipline practices, race and schooling, Response to Intervention, formative assessment, and servant leadership. He co-authored the Oregon's Technical Assistance Guide to Response to Intervention programming, is on the Board of the Oregon I Have a Dream Foundation, and is a member of Rotary.
Dan moved to the Pacific Northwest in 1991 from a small town 60 miles from New York City and lives in Hood River with his wife, Nicole, and their two daughters.