Dannie Powell

Climate Specialist, Harding High School, Bridgeport Public Schools

Dannie serves as the Climate Specialist at Harding High School in Bridgeport, CT. He provides support to administrators, teachers, students, and parents in Restorative Practices and the RULER Approach. Prior to his current role, he served as an In-School Suspension Officer in the Bridgeport Public School system.


Dannie works closely with the Harding staff to support students showing signs of academic struggle. Utilizing the Refocus Room as a place to identify and regulate their emotions, Dannie seeks to implement strategies that will motivate and inspire students to succeed and stay in school. Dannie collaborated with the Bridgeport SEL Coordinator to train 26 students in Restorative Practices and RULER. These student leaders comprise the Harding Peer Ambassadors.


The Peer Ambassadors provide support to the Harding student body and have represented Harding at various district and state events. Dannie earned his B.S in History from Central Connecticut State University. Currently, he is enrolled at Sacred Heart University working towards his Masters in Social Work.

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