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After a decade as a newspaper reporter in Colorado, Nebraska, and Iowa, Dane became a 6th grade writing teacher at a middle school on Denver's Northside. He and his students tackled social justice topics including undocumented student access to higher education, gentrification, and school-related gun protections while also scoring in the top 3 in Denver Public Schools state testing scores in writing growth. After five years in the classroom, Dane moved to CU-Denver where he is a senior instructor supporting teacher development through the ASPIRE to Teach program, the Curriculum & Instruction master's track, and the Student Voice and Leadership initiative through Denver Public Schools. Dane is also a PhD student exploring the ideas of student voice, teacher agency, and sociopolitical development.