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Training Associates

Adaptive Schools & Cognitive Coaching SM


A global community of collaborators, mediators of thinking, inquirers, and leaders committed to providing rich  learning experiences for all participants.

Danyel Reiter

Danyel is a dedicated Training Associate for Thinking Collaborative specializing in Cognitive Coaching℠. Over the course of her career, she has supported the development of teachers, mentors, coaches, and administrators who support students at all educational levels. Danyel is an experienced facilitator and presenter who focuses on supporting individual buildings and districts to strengthen skills and systems in order to benefit students.

Danyel is currently serving as an Instructional Coach at Heartland Area Education Agency in Johnston, IA. Danyel specializes and provides training in the areas of Cognitive Coaching℠, Facilitation of Small Groups, Teacher Leadership, and Mentoring as well as personalized professional development for surrounding school districts. Prior to coming to Heartland, Danyel was a teacher, instructional coach, and facilitator of mentoring & induction. Danyel holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Education from Iowa State University, and earned a Master of Arts in Higher Education from Viterbo University in Wisconsin.

Danyel's mission is to amplify the impact of coaching by fostering clarity in roles and instilling confidence, capacity, and skill refinement. Through her unwavering dedication, she ensures that educators are empowered to enhance student growth and success.


Bondurant, IA, USA
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