Diane teaches several math courses and has spent the last 19 years at Allendale Columbia School. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics from Houghton College and a Master of Science Degree in Mathematics Education from Syracuse University. Diane finds passion in using technology effectively in the mathematics curriculum and has an interest in training her fellow teachers from around the country in this particular subject.

How did you decide to go into this line of work?
I love math and wanted others to have the same passion towards it as I do.

What’s the best part about working at Allendale Columbia?
Making a difference in students’ lives in many different ways.

Who is your biggest influence?
Diane Hoffman, my cooperating teacher when I student taught, was the greatest influence in my becoming a teacher. She loved it and made me love it. Lorraine Van Meter-Cline influenced how I interact and am involved with students. She showed me how to give my all to students every day. Chuck Fujita is an excellent mathematician and has made me a better mathematician and math teacher.

Share a fun or interesting fact about yourself.
I have run two marathons (and many half marathons) and I am training for my third right now.