Daniel has been involved in education for most of his life. What drives him is the desire to lead change, in creating schools environments that provide relevant and authentic learning experiences. He moved from Christchurch at the beginning of 2012, with his wife and 3 children to work on the exciting project of seeing Hobsonville Point Primary evolve from vision to operation and beyond. He have been very lucky in being able to surround himself with a team of creative and capable educators, who all believe in the vision for creating an inclusive and stimulating learning community. Over the past 12 years he has been leading change within schools, both in N.Z and Australia. He assists in developing school curriculum, vision, values, principles and teacher pedagogy. An Apple Distinguished Educator. This makes him part of a small group of international educators recognised for creating stimulating learning opportunities for their students. On a personal level he enjoys all sports, learning to surf with his son, listening to great music and cooking.