About Daniel Schermele
Daniel Schermele is a Maker Teaching Artist at DreamYard Project, a non-profit serving the Bronx community. He piloted and now teaches maker classes at DreamYard Prep High School and at the DreamYard Art Center. His classes integrate a combination of constructivist learning, social emotional and social justice pedagogy focusing on projects that foster students' maker identities, build empathy and encourage collaboration. Daniel's curriculum integrates art and music while also drawing connections to scientific, historical and political concepts. He enjoys collaboration with other teachers and customizing his curriculum to meet individual learning needs. Daniel holds a master's in social work from Columbia University with a focus on social entrepreneurship and program design. He is currently building a business offering maker classes and "Art-Tronic Kits" to typically developing students as well as those with unique learning needs.