S. Dallas Dance
A vibrant and visionary leader, Dallas Dance, Ph.D., is the founder, president and CEO of The DDance Group Inc., a consulting management firm that partners with schools, districts, governing agencies and organizations to improve educational outcomes for students of all backgrounds through an intense focus on equity.

Dance previously served as the superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools in Maryland with over 112,000 students, 173 schools and 21,000 employees. As leader of the nation’s 25th largest school system, Dance pioneered equity-centered shifts in teaching and learning to close the graduation achievement gap between black and white students, while increasing overall graduation rates.

His impact on organizational culture, rigorous instruction, vibrant leadership pathways, leveraging technology and community engagement have been recognized by the White House, Microsoft and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD).

Prior to his appointment in Baltimore County, Dance served as one of three chief school officers responsible for the administration of nearly 300 schools in the Houston Independent School District, the seventh largest school system in the nation. Before his tenure in Houston, Dance served in executive leadership positions in Virginia that leveraged his expertise in curriculum, instruction, assessment, school improvement and strategic planning.

Dance earned a doctoral degree in educational leadership and a master’s degree in administration and supervision from Virginia Commonwealth University. He has a bachelor’s degree in English from Virginia Union University.

He enjoys traveling, music, reading and sports, especially golf. He is the proud father of a son, Myles Dallas Dance.


S. Dallas Dance
The DDance Group
Resides in: Richmond, VA, US