Title: Retired Secondary School Educator
Location: San Jose, California, United States
Dianne Edwards, Retired Secondary School Educator, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in secondary education.
There is a running joke in Ms. Edwards’ family is that they don’t have blood in their veins but instead have red ink. With both of her parents being educators, as well as her husband, and her daughter and son-in-law, this may very well be the case. Growing up, she saw how much her parents enjoyed their academic professions and realized that although the job could be stressful at times it was complemented by far more rewards. She started teaching in 1967 at the Santa Clara Unified School District, and retired from the district in 2000. In this career, she was a secondary teacher, a mentor teacher, a SIP facilitator and the district coordinator for the new teacher program.
Ms. Edwards is a graduate of both San Jose State University and the University of San Francisco. She earned a Bachelor of Arts at San Jose in 1966 and later received a Master of Arts at San Francisco in 1976. In 1977, she was named Teacher of the Year at Wilcox High School. Ms. Edwards, along with M.L. Luchetti, published “Wear Comfortable Shoes and Bring a Sack Lunch” in 1976. In her retirement, she has been involved with the California Retired Teachers Association, serving as co-president, publicity chair and a classroom connect chair. She has also been a member of the Automatic Musical Instruments Collectors Association and Delta Kappa Gamma.
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