In Memoriam : Dr. Brian Dassler

Dr. Brian Dassler Dr. Brian W Dassler - age: 38
(September 02, 1978 to March 20, 2017)
Resident of Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Visitation Information:
A funeral service is planned in Tallahassee at St. Johnís Episcopal Church in Tallahassee, Florida, on Friday, March 31st at 3 pm. A Celebration of Life honoring Brian will be on April 30th, 2:00pm at Bailey Hall located at Broward College Central Campus, 3401 SW Davie Road, Davie, FL 33314.

Obituary:
On March 20th the education community lost one of its brightest stars with the passing of Deputy Chancellor of Education Quality, Dr. Brian W. Dassler, 38.
Brian grew up in Broward County where he graduated from Cooper City High School. Brian earned bachelorís, masterís and doctoral degrees from the University of Florida, where he was twice named an outstanding young alumnus.

Brianís first job was as an English teacher at Stranahan High School in Broward County. In 2006, while teaching at Stranahan High School, he was named Teacher of the Year in Broward County, the nationís sixth largest school system. He was the youngest teacher to receive the award.

Brian was the founder and first principal of the KIPP Renaissance High School in New Orleans, Louisiana. He also served as Chief Academic Officer of New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA), the performing and visual arts high school for the State of Louisiana.

At the age of 34, Brian became the Deputy Chancellor of Educator Quality for the Florida Department of Education, bringing with him an unrivaled passion for students, educators and the field of education as a whole. In the fall of 2015, Brian gave a TEDx talk entitled, ďWhy We Persist at Some Things and Quit at Others.Ē

Active in the community, he was a supporter of many organizations in the arts, social justice, equity, youth and LBGT rights. Among the organizations he assisted were the Florida Humanities Council, Old Dillard Foundation, Florida PTA, LeRoy Collins Institute, the Monroe County Education Foundation, the Urban Teacher Academy Program, United Way, Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, Breakthrough New Orleans; A Shared Initiative, the Bywater Neighborhood Association, FuturePoint, and the Fort Lauderdale Education Advisory Board.

Brian is preceded in death by his parents, Bruce and Vicki Dassler. He is survived by his brother David, and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

The family requests that lieu of flowers, donations be made to The Brian Dassler Memorial Scholarship established by the Broward Education Foundation, and The Brian Dassler Transformational Leader Memorial Fund set up by The UF College of Education.

A funeral service is planned in Tallahassee at St. Johnís Episcopal Church in Tallahassee, Florida, on Friday, March 31st at 3 pm. A Celebration of Life honoring Brian will be on April 30th, 2:00pm at Bailey Hall located at Broward College Central Campus, 3401 SW Davie Road, Davie, FL 33314.





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