Planning Innovation Performance provides workshops for teachers in highly engaging, interdisciplinary, constructivist, science and engineering curriculum for grades K-6. Teacher guides, class kits, and in-class support from master teachers is provided.
Daniel McCann, Ed.D.
Founder and President
Dan has been at the forefront of educational innovation, school leadership, curriculum design, and the raising of academic standards throughout his 40+ year career in public and private education. He promoted working collaboratively to build engaging and high performing schools. Dan earned a B.S. and M.S. at the City College of New York and an Ed.M and Ed.D. at Teachers College, Columbia University. He began his career as a teacher and administrator at Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child in New Jersey. In New York, Dan taught at The Little Red School House, and was a teacher and staff developer in the Scarsdale Public Schools. He served as elementary principal in the Hicksville and Bronxville Schools, Director of Curriculum in the Pearl River Schools, Assistant Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent in the Rye City Schools, and Superintendent of the Hendrick Hudson School District. Dan has also been interim principal of Pleasantville High School and interim Superintendent in Tarrytown and Chappaqua Schools.
Brenda McCann, M.A.
Brenda is a primary grade teacher and reading specialist with a special interest in science, writing, and interdisciplinary studies.
A classroom teacher for over 35 years, she also has experience in literacy and enrichment education. Brenda has a B.A. from Rosemont College in Pennsylvania in Psychology and Elementary Education. She received a Masters degree in Reading at Teachers College, Columbia University. Brenda began her career at School of the Holy Child in New Jersey teaching in mixed grades, 3-6. In New York, she worked in the Cooperative Primary Unit (grades 1 and 2) in the Edgemont Schools and as an Itinerant Reading Teacher in the Harborfields Schools. Brenda taught first and second grade for 25 years in the Bedford Central School District. She served there on Curriculum Policy Board, Writing and Science Committees, led teacher and parent workshops in science and literacy, and mentored new teachers. She was also an adjunct professor of literacy at Long Island University's Rockland Campus.