Who We Are

The No Excuses University Team

Damen and Dan Lopez founded No Excuses University based on three core beliefs:

  1. Every student has the right to be educated in a way that prepares them for college.
  2. It is the responsibility of educators to create six exceptional systems that makes college a reality.
  3. Conferences and on-site trainings must be rooted in sharing practical strategies and ideas that can be implemented in classrooms the very next day.

When you attend a No Excuses University Institute, or work side by side with any of our associates, you’ll never leave asking the question “What’s next?” Our trainings are conducted by practitioners who currently work within the school setting on a daily basis. No talking heads, no theory without practice, and no sales pitches to make you buy materials or programs. Just solid strategies and ideas from some of the best teachers and leaders in the country.