Diane Gillaspie serves EdPlus member districts by providing support to teachers emerging through mastery level professional development. Diane has spent over 20 years in education, serving as a kindergarten and first grade teacher, instructional coach, director of curriculum and instruction and provided contracted professional development. She believes that our students deserve teachers who have a high level of self-efficacy, believe in them, and love what they do. Students today need a culturally sound classroom that understands and respects who they are as individuals and provides and engaging environment that is conducive to their personal learning style. Teachers need continuous support to grow their pedagogy and Diane seeks to be a party of their journey. At the end of the day, every bit of work she is passionate about is for the empowerment and benefit of our students.