Dan Tanz, Special Education Teacher, DCD Program
Dan Tanz, Special Education Teacher
Dan Tanz, Special Education Teacher

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DCD Program, room 129

office: (612) 668-4410

my voicemail: (612) 668-8008

Michael Dowling School

Urban Environmenal Magnet

3900 West River Parkway

Minneapolis, MN 55406




I am a special education teacher at Michael Dowling School, Urban Environmental Magnet. My students and colleagues know me as "Dan." I work with a team of licensed teachers and paraprofessionals in the DCD Program. I also collaborate with special education service providers and manage a caseload of students. I have a Masters in Special Education from the University of St. Thomas and have been teaching in the Minneapolis Public Schools since 2004. I have licensure in Developmental Cognitive Disabilities (DCD), Learning Disabilities (LD), and Emotional or Behavioral Disorders (EBD).

My educational philosphy is to work toward inclusive practices and meet the needs of all students. I provide a safe, caring environment for learning, growth and social development. I work with students to develop friendships and meaningful connections across school settings. I value inclusion, accessibility, diversity, creativity and collaboration with families, community members and school staff. I value music, the arts, and exploring our natural environment with students. I also work to promote cognitive engagement, constructivist learning, 21st Century skills, and equity.

Please contact me if you have any questions or feedback.