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Daniel Jhin Yoo

Daniel Jhin Yoo is Co-Founder & CEO of Goalbook, an education company dedicated to developing innovative technology, professional development, and instructional resources for special education teachers and administrators. Daniel spent five years as a special education teacher and coordinator at Ravenswood City School District in East Palo Alto, CA. After completing the Kauffman Education Ventures program, he joined the inaugural class of Imagine K12 in July 2011, where he started Goalbook. He previously worked as a software developer at Oracle and Google. Daniel graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a degree in electrical engineering and computer science.

Goalbook empowers the success of all students, particularly students with disabilities. It builds capacity in the most important school-based factor in improving student outcomes: teachers. By combining engaging professional development with simple and powerful technology tools, Goalbook helps educators make their work more effective, research-based, and sustainable in personalizing learning so that all students succeed. Started by a special-education teacher with a background in writing code, Goalbook was the first company selected for investment by the NewSchools Seed Fund.

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