Charlotte Danielson is an educational consultant based in Princeton, New Jersey. She has taught at all levels, from kindergarten through college, and has worked as an administrator, a curriculum director, and a staff developer in school districts in several regions of the United States. In addition, she has served as a consultant to hundreds of school districts, universities, intermediate agencies, and state departments of education in virtually every state and in many other countries. In her consulting work, Danielson has specialized in aspects of teacher quality and evaluation, curriculum planning, performance assessment, and professional development. Her work has ranged from the training of practitioners in aspects of instruction and assessment, to the design of instruments and procedures for teacher evaluation, to keynote presentations at major conferences. For several years she served on the staff of Educational Testing Service (ETS) and was involved with many significant projects, including designing the assessor training program for Praxis III: Classroom Performance Assessments.
Danielson is the author of several books for teachers and administrators. These include Enhancing Professional Practice: A Framework for Teaching (1996), the Professional Inquiry Kit Teaching for Understanding (1996), Teacher Evaluation to Enhance Professional Practice (in collaboration with Tom McGreal, 2000), Enhancing Student Achievement: A Framework for School Improvement (2002), and Teacher Leadership That Strengthens Professional Practice (2006), all published by ASCD. In addition, she has written several Collections of Performance Tasks and Rubrics, published by Eye on Education.
Charlotte Danielson can be reached at charlotte_danielson@ hotmail.com.