DANIEL WHITT

I am co-founder of Youth Converts Culture, along with my partner, Beth Sanders. I am also an Apple Distinguished Educator.

After working at James Clemens High School in Madison, Alabama for three years as a career tech teacher in the field of video production and photography, I moved to Instructional Technology Specialist at the district level. Check out Jets Press, the video production team at James Clemens High School to see some of my work with students.

Just as my students have created and shared digital content on a daily basis, I now seek to empower teachers to do the same.

I began my education with a bachelor's degree in English from Ole Miss. After my undergraduate I attended the School of Audio Engineering in New York City and lived there for nearly four years. During my time in New York, I worked in many recording and film studios. I have been credited on many albums, short films, documentaries, and commercials. I also worked full-time at The Economist magazine in Manhattan before deciding to move back home to Alabama and pursue education as a career. After gaining a master's degree in Secondary Education, I was hired at Liberty Middle School as a language arts and broadcast journalism teacher.

Aside from my passion for technology, I am a proponent of student voice, global awareness, and access equity. I have facilitated many student-produced films throughout my time in Madison City and elsewhere. One of the most famous films is "I'm Human", a video that has received over 130,000 views on YouTube.

My personal and professional focus is to help youth bridge the gap between technology and humanity.