Daniel Gutierrez is the vocal music director at Reed Academy Middle School, Daniel is an award winning educator, active conductor, All-State choir clinician, and speaker throughout the country. In 2012 Daniel was hired, as the only applicant, to be the choir director at Reed Academy Middle School. Since his arrival, the program has gone from 14 students to 320, and has reached national acclaim. Daniel will be speaking about the power in seeing potential in people, and his experiences supervising a lunch detention in which he recruited students to become part of a choir that performed at the most well-known national choir conference in the country. He believes there are extraordinary implications in this experience and wants others to see the potential in people around them, regardless of vocation or endeavor. The presentation will culminate with a performance by current and past students of his from the Reed Academy choir program, showing the potential realized at this middle school.