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Daniel Filipak

6th grade Learning Specialist


Daniel Filipak graduated from William Paterson University in 2007 with a degree in Jazz Studies and Performance. Upon graduation, Daniel taught a middle school jazz band at a private school in New Jersey as well as many summer camps such as Jazz House Kids and Stokes Forrest Music Camp. His desire to become a teacher of student's with special needs was initiated by having a brother with special needs. Daniel is a NYC Teaching Fellow and enrolled at Relay Graduate School of Education earning his masters degree in Special Education. Daniel is passionate about education, social justice, and all that jazz. He is excited to be a new member of the Lyons Community School family.