Daniel S. Sapon, Grants Management Specialist
Poet, musician and dream-merchant, Daniel S. Sapon
is a seasoned planner and development professional whose successful grant proposals (since 1975) have prompted over $45 million in awards.
A dynamic teacher in academic and community settings (pre-K through PhD) Sapon
writes in many styles: persuasive to poetic, scholarly to inspirational.
As educator and museum specialist, his
skills include interpretation and enhancement of visitor experience for diverse audiences.
With multidisciplinary training (in arts, sciences, and humanities) his
interpretive methods use specimens/art/artifacts and primary source materials.
Multilingual, sensitive to cultural differences, Sapon
communicates fluently with diverse communities, ever alert to the emotional and spiritual dimensions of the human experience.
Educated in Ohio, Massachusetts, Spain, Scotland, California, and Upstate New York, Sapon's BA degree (University of Rochester) is in psychology of teaching and learning (and linguistics); he also studied sculpture, history and biology while managing a photo darkroom, aiding library patrons, and learning trapeze with the circus.
European travel included goat-herding atop an Italian mountain; a year at Yorkshire's Hull University
(while playing mandolin); living in Catalonia (choral singing while exploring archaeology, museums, and architecture).
In the Rochester City School District, Sapon was teacher-tutor (reading) while building "community/school" links.
After a graduate degree at University of Toronto
(museum education/administration/history & philosophy of science & technology) Sapon
founded a museum's Education Department, ran Museums Collaborative's
Cultural Voucher Program, headed a Philadelphia museum, and led corporate/foundation fundraising for a hospital system.
teaches ram's horn, coaches poets, and loves helping educators see their dreams come true.