Daniel Harris is the founding director of The Equity Exchange and in his 24th year as the Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusivity at John Burroughs School. He has served as a trustee at Community School, a contributor to the Independent Schools of the Central States (ISACS) Equity committee, the National Association of Independent Schools advisory think tank on diversity (Call to Action), and numerous other consultations with schools, organizations and community initiatives.
He is a contributor to the NAIS publication, Diversity Work In Independent Schools: The Practice and The Practitioner, a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory®, or IDI®, and offers personal and small group cultural competency coaching.
For over a decade Daniel served as a site director for Aim High St. Louis, a tuition-free personal and academic enrichment program for motivated middle school students, most of whom come from challenging circumstances or environments. He has facilitated and hosted several programs and workshops for educators and community members throughout the St. Louis region and nation, including "Understanding Prejudice and Race" and "Building Partnerships to Overcome Racism" through Rita Starr's Healing Our Nation network.
You can also find Daniel coaching track & field each spring. In his career at Burroughs, he has been honored as a Missouri Track Coach of the Year 4 times by the MTCCCA, 1 time by the USTFCCCA, MOCA and NFHS who also honored him as 2018 Midsection Coach of the Year (Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota). He has led over 265 individual/relay qualifiers to the state track & field championships across all 19 of the offered events, with 33 individual event champions and 14 relay champions. Under his leadership the program has produce 4 team state championships, 8 other state finishes in the top four, 14 district championships, and numerous meet and invitational titles.