Daniel Gohl is the chief academic officer for Broward County Public Schools in southeast Florida – the sixth largest school district in the United States. He is currently focused on the challenges of ensuring universal early literacy, the infusion of digital tools and resources for student learning, and fostering global educational dialogue. Previously, he was the chief academic officer in the Houston school district, the deputy chief of innovation for the New Jersey Department of Education, the executive officer for innovation and change for Newark Public Schools in New Jersey, and the director of secondary school transformation in the District of Columbia Public Schools. He was also the founding principal of McKinley Technology High School in Washington, D.C. During his career, Gohl has worked to address issues of closing achievement gaps, integrating academic and career preparation, bridging STEM and humanities education, and has collaborated with communities across the United States, Zimbabwe, Turkey and The Gambia. He holds a master’s degree in science education from The University of Texas at Austin and a bachelor’s in physics from Vassar College.