Daniel R. Venables is the senior consultant and founding director of the Center for Authentic PLCs and the Grapple Institutes, as well as a member of ASCD's prestigious National Faculty for Professional Learning. He has spent 24 years as a classroom teacher in both public and independent schools in South Carolina, North Carolina, and Connecticut, serving as a department chair for eighteen of those years. Daniel also has experience as a speaker, a consultant, a professional development coordinator, and an author. His newest book is Facilitating Teacher Teams and Authentic PLCs: The Human Side of Leading People, Protocols, and Practices (ASCD, 2018). Connect with Daniel via email or on Twitter: @authenticplcs.