Danielle Brooks (she/her/hers) is the Manager of Teacher Recruitment and Pipelines for DC Public Schools, where she oversees the national recruitment of teachers and partnerships with local universities and alternate route pipelines. She began her education career as a 5th grade special education teacher in DC Public Schools, and has experience working in Baltimore City Public Schools and a turnaround district for the lowest performing schools in Detroit. She holds a master’s degree in special education from the George Washington University, and is a proud alumna of Spelman College. As an African American woman, creating and cultivating relationships that acknowledge and honor individual identities is deeply meaningful work to her. Outside of work, Danielle enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids, dancing/performing, cooking, and enjoying live music.