Hi, I’m Diestene and I am excited to join the third grade team here at The Children’s School. I moved here after a brief time in Florida following a three-year contract in South Korea where I was working as the Assistant Principal for Curriculum. I have had the great fortune to experience teaching and administration in Asia, New York, and the United Kingdom which has provided me with a wealth of diverse professional development and a variety of international experience. I’m now settling into my new home in Atlanta with my husband and look forward to regular visits from my daughter who is currently studying for her Masters in London.
What are you most excited about this year?
I have many teaching passions but I’m most excited to embed growth mindset and character development into the classroom, as well as inspire and nurture a love of language arts.
When you’re not at school, where can we find you?
I absolutely love trying new food so you will find me searching for great restaurants or experimenting with new ingredients at home in my tiny kitchen!
Where is your favorite vacation spot?
Thailand is probably my favorite however, Malta and Las Vegas make up close second and third positions!
Which fictional character would you most like to meet?
I am now obsessed with the movie “Black Panther,” so I would probably say all the strong female warriors have a place in my heart.