Diane Cody is an educational consultant who has extensive experience in taking on challenges and creating positive solutions while using her common-sense approach. She led districts through systemic change resulting in quality instruction and improved student performance, while maintaining financial responsibility. Diane’s career included positions as a teacher, mathematics coordinator, principal, assistant superintendent for learning, superintendent, and adjunct professor.
Collaborated with school boards and administrators to create tailored strategic planning processes and facilitated all essential activities related to the development of the district strategic plan.
Supported school districts in creating teacher and principal evaluation plans with high expectations for all. Facilitated joint committees of teachers and administrators as they worked collaboratively in developing evaluation plans; then provided professional development to all groups to ensure consistent and effective implementation. Led licensed staff and administrators to create and modify evaluations rubrics to meet their current roles.
Developed a viable curriculum and research-based instructional program that resulted in improved student achievement. Significantly improved state required assessment performance, moving her district from the 50th percentile to the top five percent in the state. Created and implemented a full-day kindergarten program, matching finances with programming needs.
Professional Learning Communities
Developed district-wide plans and delivered professional development for implementation of Professional Learning Communities which positively impacted student learning.