Diana Fedderman is the Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning for the School District of Palm Beach County, the 11th largest district in the country. Diana grew up in Palm Beach county schools and started her career as a middle school English teacher. After teaching for fourteen years, she has worked within the Curriculum and Instruction Department as a writing specialist and literacy administrator before becoming the District’s Curriculum Director.

In her current role as Assistant Superintendent, Diana is currently leading work around the implementation of culturally relevant, high-quality curriculum in elementary literacy. She is excited around the work with community organizations and partnerships to examine curriculum to ensure materials are representative of the diverse cultures within the district.

Diana earned her B.A. in English as well as her M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Florida Atlantic University. She is working on her Ed.D. in Curriculum in Instruction with a focus on high-quality instructional materials to leverage change in teacher practice.

Hear from Diana

Diana’s reflections on the keys to success in literacy instruction can be found in Back to Basics: The Keys to Successful Literacy Instruction, a blog that she authored for FASA.

You can follow Diana on Twitter at @DianaFedderman.

Curriculum Notes

Diana would be glad to connect about these high-quality curricula which are used in Palm Beach County Schools:

Elementary ELA: EL Education and Core Knowledge Language Arts are both in use by numerous Palm Beach schools (both all-green on EdReports and Tier 1 on Louisiana Believes)

Upper Grades ELA: Collections is used in grades 6–12 (it is Tier 1 on Louisiana Believes in grades 9–12)

K–8 Math: enVision Florida Mathematics (all-green on EdReports)