Danny is a proud born-and-bred local. He edits novels as a freelancer as well as writing his own in his spare time. He is a sports nut who played rugby for 27 years until age and dodgy knees put a stop to it.
After graduating from Sheffield Hallam University with a law degree in 2008, Danny completed a Trinity Cert TESOL and moved to Italy, to begin his ESOL teaching career. Japan came next, followed by a return to Italy, and then a stint in Poland. In search of new adventures, his young family moved to Abu Dhabi, where he taught in a military school for 5 years. While in the Middle East, Danny completed a Master’s Degree in Education via distance learning with Nottingham University.
A decade abroad came to a close when Danny moved back to teach in a private language school in Doncaster before joining Barnsley College in summer 2019. He is now a QTLS holder and ESOL Lecturer, and recently began studying towards a Chartered Management Institute Level 5 Diploma through the college. Danny is the Vice-Chairman of the University and College Union branch, trying to ensure better pay and conditions for the staff.
He has worked to make Barnsley College better integrated with both ELSH and the wider migrant support network in Barnsley. He can be found at the migrant drop-ins at Hope House most Wednesdays.