Diana Ely

Northside ISD, San Antonio, TX

Diana is the director of organizational development and oversees the professional development 10,000 employees in Northside. Her department includes a training facility, a professional library, a teacher resource room, and the staff to run them. In addition, she works with new teacher development, teacher development and leadership development. Diana coordinates multiple teacher and leadership programs. Her department focuses the work around effective teaching practices and classroom management across all content and grade levels and leadership development across all departments and campuses. Diana serves on the Learning Forward Texas Board of Directors and as a trainer for the organization.

As a first-year instructional coach, this conference gave me much to reflect upon as I head into the second half of the year. Hearing from others who have been on my journey was inspiring and energizing.

2017 Conference Attendee

Learning Forward’s Conference is the only national conference that focuses on the training and coaching of teachers. Over the last six years of annual attendance, we have been able to improve Tier 1 instruction, shared decision-making, morale, school culture, and teacher retention and attrition.

— Angela Silva