Diane has been teaching first grade for 30 years. She has Bachelors degree in Elementary Education and a Masters degree in Early Childhood Education, both from Youngstown State University. She is a professional development speaker who has created hundreds of resources for teachers and is the author of an educational blog. She has written and published multiple books for children and has received many teaching awards throughout her career. She is a wife and mother of two grown boys. Diane prides herself on creating a classroom environment where everyone feels safe and welcome, and where every child and every family feels like they are THE BEST OF THE BEST!