Candidate for Lower Moreland School Board
Hello! My name is Danilo Diaz and I am running for the Lower Moreland School Board. I believe my past experiences and skill set could bring a fresh perspective to the board.
My wife (A Philadelphia school teacher) and I have been married for 21 years. We moved to Lower Moreland in 2007 and have two daughters, a 10th grader, and a 7th grader, in our district.
I am a software engineer by trade and currently work as a Director of Solutions Architecture focused on the Internet of Things (IoT). You can also say I am a geek.I hold a Bachelor's in Computer Science and a Master's in Business Administration (International Focus) from Arcadia University.I taught at Penn State Abington for 3.5 years and mentored senior projects for another two years.Served as an appointee on the board of two charter schools in Philadelphia for five yearsHave organized and volunteered on initiatives to promote STEM education with underrepresented groups
My Guiding Principles
In the coming weeks, I will continue to share more about my ideas. Here is a snapshot of the four principles that will guide my decisions if elected onto the board and information about myself:
Student Outcomes: Focus not just on academics but the student as a whole. This should be the north star that guides the board's direction.Transparency: It is of most importance that our district operates with full transparency. There is room for improvement, and it should drive the board and administration to lead with complete clarity and openness.Diversity: Only a genuine approach can be effective when it comes to diversity. Checking off boxes will not drive change. Children need authentic experiences to be accepted, accept others, and appreciate the beauty of diversity fully.Growth Mindset: Education begins with a desire for self-improvement. While I have experience serving on school boards, I understand that there are many things I still need to know. I will continue to push myself to represent all families to ensure my actions represent everyone's best interests.