Latanya Daniels Aug 2016 Female Face of the Month

Published in Female Face

latanya danielsLatanya Daniels has committed her life’s work to raising achievement and proving that all children – especially marginalized students of color – can achieve and achieve at high levels. During her 18-year career in public education she has served as a math teacher, instructional coach, assistant principal and principal.

Latanya is the former principal of Patrick Henry High School where she served for five years. While there, she led ambitious initiatives to successfully narrow the achievement gap between students of color and their white counterparts.  As a result of these outcomes, Patrick Henry was consistently recognized as a Reward School by the Minnesota Department of Education. During the 2014-15 school year, Patrick Henry yielded the highest math proficiency rate and graduation rate among all high schools in the Minneapolis Public School District. Due to its unprecedented success, Patrick Henry was selected to host several elected Minnesota officials and First Lady Michelle Obama during a Get Out the Vote Rally in October of 2014. In May of 2015, U.S. News and World Report ranked Patrick Henry the 3rd Best High School in the state of Minnesota.

Latanya is now the new principal of Richfield High School where she hopes to have a similar impact.

Latanya is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and she is currently in the fourth year of her doctoral program at the University of St. Thomas