About Me

     Danny Steele is in his 25th year of public education, and the 2017-2018 school year will mark his fourth year as the principal of Thompson Sixth Grade Center in the Alabaster City School System.  Prior to this position, he served as a high school principal for three years, as an assistant principal for ten years, and as a teacher and coach for eight years.  In 2005, Steele was recognized as the “Secondary Assistant Principal of the Year” for the state of Alabama, and in 2016 he was named Alabama's Secondary Principal of the Year.  Steele has an undergraduate degree in History from Covenant College (Lookout Mountain, GA).   He has an M.A. in History from the University of Alabama, Birmingham.  He has an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Administration and an Educational Doctorate degree in Educational Leadership – both from Samford University in Birmingham.  Steele participated in Alabama’s Superintendent’s Academy in 2014, and he has served on External Review Teams for AdvancED.  He has spoken at various state and national conferences and writes an education leadership blog that has received over two million page views.  He resides with his wife and three children in Birmingham, Alabama.

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  2. I am a Colombian teacher that just feels blessed to be able to find a principal with such core values and principles, so well defined and aligned with mine.
    With all my gratitude for men like you, Laura Bermúdez-Schmedling

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  3. Have you considered applying for the open position (applications due June 26) of Superintendent of the Hartselle City School System?

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    1. I have considered it. I think that would be a great school system to lead! My dilemma is... I have an 18 year old, 16 year old, and 12 year old who have been in the same schools their entire lives. I can't see myself uprooting them from that stability.

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  4. Thank you. Far too many administrators out there who base their teacher reviews on test scores, lesson plans, and data based nonsense. Teaching is not a science. It's an art form. Students are not products to be assembled in a factory like atmosphere. Thank you !!!!

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  5. Danny, I posted your blog on my work FB page and have had a staggering number of hits! Well done with this piece of work. My FB page is Margaret Thorsborne and Associates, and I'm a restorative pioneer, trainer, author and consultant. Your words are music to my ears..........it fits well with the restorative approach to problem-solving. Young people need to care about the relationships they have with their teachers if our responses are going to work. Which means of course, teachers have to care about kids! Thanks again. Brilliant.

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    1. Margaret... thanks for sharing my post. I appreciate your kind words! Have a great day!

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  7. Outstanding article! I am going to share this with my staff. Thank you from a fellow principal who also gets "it". :)

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  8. Danny, I'm a professor of education. My dean just shared with me your quote regarding relationships and classroom management. Thanks for 'getting it' my friend.

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  9. Deeply impressed with the thoughts. With over 20 years of school principalship, I know how true and effective these thoughts are. The only way to improve the productivity of the teachers is to treat them as assets and invest in their growth.

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