Award Winning Author, Speaker, Educator
Dan Blanchard is an award-winning author, speaker, and educator, as well as a parenting expert, certified life coach, columnist, double veteran of two different U.S. Military Branches, two-time Junior Olympian Wrestler, two-time Junior Olympian Coach, and father of five!
Dan Blanchard the Award Winning Author, Speaker, Educator two-time Junior Olympian Wrestler, and two-time Junior Olympian Wrestling Coach grew up as a student-athlete. However, Dan admits that as a youth he was more of an athlete than a student. Dan has now successfully completed fourteen years of college and has earned seven degrees. He teaches Special Education in Connecticut’s largest inner-city high school where he was chosen by the AFT-CT as the face and voice of educational reform. Dan was with the team that put forth Connecticut’s new Social Studies Frameworks and is also a member of the Special Education Advisory Board to the Connecticut State Department of Education. In addition, Dan is a Teacher Consultant for the University of Connecticut’s Writing Project. Finally, Dan is a double veteran of the Army and the Air Force.
Because Dan’s students repeatedly asked him to write a book to tell others what he tells them, Dan finally listened and has now authored the Granddaddy’s Secrets teen leadership book series. His first book Feeling Lucky? is available at Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/ocr9pze. Dan is currently writing a second edition for his second book, Feeling Good. His third book of the Granddaddy’s Secrets series,Feeling Strong! will be out next year. His academia books on writing lesson plans for English Language Learners and Students with Disabilities that align with the Common Core, and his other on evaluating professional development should be out this fall and winter.
As an educator, coach, tutor, author, speaker, life coach, columnist, blogger and parent Dan feels that it is his duty to positively influence our youth every chance that he gets! He lives with his wife, Jennifer, their five children, and family dog, Daisy in Connecticut.