As J+ Program Coordinator, Danielle Bonnici works mostly with our entrepreneurial programs under Jeremy Caplan.
She was most recently an English Language Arts teacher in the New York City public schools, where she taught literature and creative and academic writing. She also worked as the virtual ELA lead, developing curricula and materials for live interactive teaching.
Danielle started her career as an editorial assistant for the Feminist Press, where she helped put together the anthology, Word. On Being a [Woman] Writer. She also worked at Facts on File, where she edited various projects relating to history and current events, such as The Encyclopedia of Censorship, The Facts on File Companion to… series, and the Encyclopedia of the Twentieth Century. It was while pouring over these educational texts that she took a radical new direction in her career and joined the New York City Teaching Fellows.
As a teacher, she believed strongly in social justice and equity as the basis of all teaching and learning. She grew in this role as a peer leader to other members of the faculty, a curriculum writer and developer, and as a mentor to new teachers.
She also dabbles as a writer, with stories and poems in the Fordham Women’s Journal, Spectrum Literary Journal, Dark Sky Magazine, Promethean, and The Inquisitive Eater. She is a dedicated yoga student and teacher.
Danielle has an M.S. in Teaching from Fordham University and a B.A. in Comparative Literature and Women’s Studies from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She is slated to begin her MFA in Fiction Writing in June of 2022 at Fairleigh Dickinson.
Danielle’s pronouns are she/her/hers.