Danielle taught her first university class at the age of 23. At that time, it was instinctive to follow the patterns and procedures of the way she was taught. However, her experiences as a lecturer, trainer and instructional designer in multiple disciplines has forced her to rethink traditional teaching and learning approaches. The ability to sit on both sides of the table, as educator and student, has allowed her the opportunity to reflect on approaches to teaching and learning. Education, particularly pedagogy and curriculum design for students who are at risk of academic failure is her passion.
Being the mother of a dyslexic daughter and also teaching students with different learning abilities and cultural backgrounds she is not afraid to try new ways of doing things in the classroom and approaches to instructional design. She thrives in environments which are diverse and which challenge conventional approaches to contemporary problems.
She has been educated both in the Caribbean and the United Kingdom and is the holder of a MEd in Teaching and Learning, MA in Luxury Brand Management, BSc in Management Studies and Economics and is also Cambridge CELTA qualified. Danielle has designed courses and delivered corporate training in the areas of English language usage, customer service excellence, enhancing customer experiences and leadership at organisations in the luxury and hospitality sector in the Middle East and North African region. Some of the organisation she has partnered with include Sofitel Luxury Hotels, Bulgari, Zuma Dubai, Rixos Hotels and Lingua Learn.