Instructional Services

  • The division of Instructional Services oversees the departments of Assessment & Research, Curriculum, Dropout Prevention/Alternative Education/Juvenile Justice/Truancy Programs, Early Learning Childhood, Elementary Education, Exceptional Student Education (ESE), Federal Programs and Grants, Professional Learning, School Improvement, Secondary Education and Student Services.

Deputy Superintendent Instructional Services

  • On May 25, 2021, the School Board of Manatee County approved Dr. Evans as Deputy Superintendent of Instructional Services.

    Dr. Evans has more than 25 years of experience working in public schools and serving children and families across many roles. He was formerly the Executive Director for Assessment, Accountability, and Research for Pinellas County Schools where he oversaw district data analysis, state and local assessment, and educational research in support of student achievement initiatives. He served previously as a high school principal, where he was asked to lead a school that was under state watch as a turnaround school. During his tenure, the school earned a B grade for the first time in its history and was removed from the state watch list. As a result of his accomplishments, Dr. Evans won the district’s Principal Achievement Award for Outstanding Leadership.

    Dr. Evans has also served as the Supervisor for Secondary Reading / Literacy for Pinellas County Schools and worked for many years as a speaker, trainer, and literacy consultant for other school districts. He began his career as an English teacher in both Pinellas and Martin counties. Dr. Evans is a devoted researcher and writer in the areas of systems theory and educational reform. He published his first book in 2019, The Instructional Soul: Leading Schools with a Spirit of Innovation. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Florida, a bachelor’s degree in English from Florida Atlantic University, and both a master’s degree and doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of South Florida.

  • Daniel Evans

    Dr. Daniel Evans
    Deputy Superintendent Instructional Services


    Laura Eaton
    Executive Assistant
    (941) 708-8770  x41222
    eatonl@manateeschools.net