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Danielle Dehm

Dr. Danielle Dehm

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

307 Park Hall
[email protected]

Danielle (Danny) Dehm is an established member of the educational community in the Rochester
region. She holds a B.S. in Elementary Education from St. Bonaventure University, an M.S. in Learning
and Behavioral Disorders from SUNY Buffalo, a C.A.S. in Educational Administration from SUNY
Brockport, and a doctorate in Executive Leadership from St. John Fisher College. In addition, she
completed the Superintendent Development Program through SUNY Oswego. She defended her
dissertation titled “The Friendship Workshop as an Intervention Model to Promote Empathy: A Program
Review” and received an Ed.D. in August 2020.
After teaching kindergarten in the Batavia City School District for ten years, she became the Assistant
Principal at Victor Primary School for the next five before taking on the role of Principal, holding that
position for 19 years before retiring in June 2017. She was the Victor Administrator and Supervisor
Association (VASA) President for 12 years. In addition, she served as the Region 11 representative on
the School Administrators’ Association of New York State (SAANYS) Board for 12 years, four of which
included membership on the Executive Committee. This partnership continues as she serves on the
Region 11 Board and holds the role of Outreach Coordinator. She also served on the Genesee Valley
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (GVASCD) Board for six years.
In her role as a Professor in the Educational Administration Department at SUNY Oswego for the past
20 years, Danny has influenced hundreds of aspiring leaders throughout the Wayne-Finger Lakes
Region and NYS. She currently teaches two six-credit courses each fall titled Foundations of
Administration, as well as The Principalship and Mid-Level Leadership (6 credits) and Organizational
Change (3 credits) each spring. Additionally, she is a member of the SUNY Oswego Program Advisory
Council. Over the past years she also taught Supervision and the Intern Seminar course.
Danny has coached and mentored many area leaders through her work with the University of
Rochester, NYSCOSS, and SAANYS as well as individual districts who have sought her expertise. Past
recognitions include the SAANYS McClelland Award, the Region 11 Elementary Principal of the Year
Award, the NYS Elementary Principal of the Year Award, and finalist for the Victor Chamber of
Commerce Women of Excellence Jikohnsaseh Award.
Danny taught her first doctoral class in the summer of 2021; participates in an Exploring Racism Group
with other Rochester leaders; has been an interim administrator in area schools as Assistant
Superintendent, High School Principal, and Elementary Principal; was co-director of the Summer LEAP
Program Director at West Irondequoit from 2018-2021; is a member of the Board of Directors for
LifeResults and facilitates personal development programs; hosts the Rochester area Settlers of Catan
Tournament; and is an avid reader and traveler. Most recently she walked the 600-mile Camino
Frances from St. Jean Pied de Port in France to Santiago, Spain and onward to Finisterre and Muxia on
the coast during the spring of 2022. She also walked the 200-mile Porto Camino from Portugal to
Santiago, Spain in the Spring of 2023. Most importantly, she is the mother of two, dynamic daughters
who are also educators.