Dr. Dallas Dance
Executive Vice President, Operations
Dr. Dance believes everyone should be given a chance to reach their full potential. In order for that to occur, systems of racial injustice must be dismantled. In addition, critical and honest conversations must occur frequently followed by strategic and intentional actions designed to make deliberate progress. This can only be done with a commitment to equity for all.
Dr. Dance has received numerous national awards and board appointments for his impact on organizational culture, rigorous instruction, vibrant leadership pathways, leveraging of technology, and dynamic community engagement.
Previously, Dr. Dance worked tirelessly in leadership. He served as the Superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools, the 25th largest school district in the nation and used his position to pioneer equity-centered shifts in teaching and learning, which closed the graduation achievement gap between black and white students and increased graduation rates overall. Prior to coming to Baltimore, Dr. Dance served as one of three chief school officers responsible for the administration of nearly 300 schools in the Houston Independent School District, the seventh largest school system in the nation. In Virginia, Dr. Dance worked in the executive and building levels of public education and corporate America to develop leadership and curriculum, support instruction, create assessments, and plan and strategize improvement.
Dance earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Virginia Union University, a master’s degree in administration and supervision and a doctoral degree in educational leadership from Virginia Commonwealth University. Dr. Dance has written three books and enjoys traveling, music, reading and all sports, especially golf. He is the proud father of one son, Myles Dallas Dance.