As director of operations and administration at Avenues New York, Daniel is responsible for the non-academic operation of the school, including finance, technology, human resources, facilities, security, dining services, student health, maintenance and transportation.
Daniel Greenblatt joined Avenues in the fall of 2018 as the director of operations and administration at Avenues New York. In this role, he is responsible for the non-academic operation of the school, including finance, technology, human resources, facilities, security, dining services, student health, maintenance and transportation.
Prior to joining Avenues, Daniel was the chief operating officer for iMentor, an organization that builds relationships that empower first-generation college students from low-income communities to graduate high school and succeed in college and beyond. During his tenure, the number of pairs served, staffing and budget had more than doubled, and the program expanded to two regions outside of NYC. He also established a track record of measurable impact, with iMentor students 29 percent more likely to enroll in college than their peers.
Daniel also has a decade of experience with the NYC Department of Education, having served in a variety of leadership roles. He began his career as a New York City Teaching Fellow, teaching math at a Title 1 middle school in Brooklyn and later went on to work with the Superintendent of schools to support the academic achievement of 100,000 students across the borough. Daniel was also a project director in the DOE’s Central office where he worked on a small team that transformed the organizational structure of the DOE from a system of regional supports to a market-based, school-centric network model. More recently, Daniel worked as the chief operating officer within the DOE’s District 79 alternative schools program, which serves 20,000 youth whose schooling has been interrupted for a range of life circumstances, from pregnancy to incarceration to immigration. In this role, Daniel managed a team that provided core operational support for the district’s schools.
Daniel graduated from Connecticut College with a Bachelor of Arts in economics and obtained a Master of Science in education from Brooklyn College, where he was the vice president of Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society in education. He was a leadership fellow with former schools’ Chancellor Joel Klein’s executive leadership program and is part of a professional network of COOs who run national social impact organizations, Chief Operating Officers for Good.