Dean of Academics
J Dianne is passionate about educational leadership, curriculum studies, assessment, and social justice education and strives to increase cultural competence and global awareness in our society. She values individuality, embraces multiple perspectives, and seeks to meet the needs of each student and community member through collaborative leadership and a learner-centered, reflective approach to teaching, training and supervision.
With a doctorate degree in curriculum and instruction and a master’s in educational leadership, she brings more than 25 years of experience in the field of education as a director of programs, curriculum coordinator, associate professor, university coordinator, curriculum developer, instructor, mentor, advisor, and assistant coach with students from elementary to college. J Dianne has worked in US public schools, Peace Corps in Rwanda, Africa, the International School of Myanmar in Yangon, Myanmar and the International School of Prague in the Czech Republic, as well as curriculum-specific summer camps including one for at-risk children and one that emphasized experiential learning in the outdoors. She prides herself in being a tenacious and talented leader with close to 10 years of experience in supervisory, leadership, and administrative positions in a variety of programs. She enjoys yoga, hiking, camping, paddle boarding, biking, swimming, snowshoeing, reading, and playing with her children as they discover the world around them.