Daniel and his wife Rachel on Cherry Blossom Appreciation Day. An annual trip we do with our Pre-k Class. Rachel came along to meet our students and enjoy the pretty flowers.
Daniel Silverman is working on his Master in Early Childhood Education at Hunter College. His interest in education and early child hood learning have taken many forms. He worked as a director in children’s television for the critically acclaimed Nick Jr. show Blue’s Clues, directing their most watched and best selling episodes, ABC’s and 123’s. He, also, taught High School for two years using film and television scripts to attract disenfranchised English language learners, working with general and special education students.
Daniel has always followed his dreams. Like the children he loves to teach, he is insatiably curious. This has lead to a diverse career. He has directed or produced music videos, for groups such as Gang Starr, Chil Rob G and Kim Ryder and fashion videos for designer Micahel Kors, as well as worked on the trading floor of Bear Stearns as a Trade Conformation Specialist.
Most recently he has worked as a film producer specializing in bringing far eastern productions to shoot in the United States.
He is a graduate of Vassar College and was accepted into the MFA creative writing program at Sara Lawrence College but after a semester decided to pursue work in film.
As a child Daniel was dyslexic and a severe stutterer. He has overcome both, to a large degree, but he says they are never completely gone. He feels these experiences give him a unique insight into all children, especially young children as they face their first contact with organized education. He is naturally silly, (or goofy, as he says), loves children’s sense of humor and sense of adventure. He enjoys creating a structured and nurturing learning environment for our Pre-K Dreamers. He lives in New York City with his wife, 5- year-old daughter and their pet rocks.