Diane facilitates long-term staff development programs related to standards-based curriculum, instruction and assessment, as well as various school and district initiatives designed to build organizational capacity to operate as learning communities. Diane also designs and delivers programs that support those who want to learn to facilitate the learning of other adults and coaches educators who work in leadership roles. A strong advocate of collegial inquiry and action research, she has developed expertise in guiding educators through the process of planning and carrying out collaborative and individual inquiry that is rigorous and grounded in classroom practices. Most recently, Diane has supported the design of blended curriculum for a virtual high school in New York. She is excited by the authentic possibilities that teaching in a blended environment provides.
Diane has published an ASCD Action Tool titled Improving Teaching with Collaborative Action Research. She has also published work related to portfolios and action research in Why Am I Doing This?: Purposeful Teaching Through Portfolio Assessment and Becoming a Better Teacher: Eight Innovations that Work. She has a background in elementary education and reading education and a Masters Degree in Writing from Northeastern University, and received her doctorate from Hofstra University. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.