Olivia Diaz - Assistant Principal Dawnwood Middle School
Ms. Diaz grew up on Long Island and graduated from Ward Melville High School. She holds an Associate of Arts degree from Suffolk County Community College, a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language & Literature from Boston College, a Master of Arts degree in English Language & Literature from Stony Brook University, a Master of Arts degree in English Education from the Columbia University Teachers College, and an advanced certificate in Educational Leadership.
Ms. Diaz began her career in education as a founding English Language Arts teacher of a high school in Brooklyn. She has served as Team Leader, Program Manager, and most recently, Teacher Mentor & Pedagogical Growth Coordinator. In this role, she supported the development of teachers across content areas to improve student learning. She also designed and facilitated all school-wide professional development, and acted as a liaison for outside school partnerships. She was the recipient of the NYC DOE District 15 Superintendent’s Exceptional Educational Leader Award for her service on numerous school and district committees. Currently, she serves on the Editorial Board for New York University’s Voices in Education Journal.
Ms. Diaz is honored to join the Middle Country School District as an Assistant Principal at Dawnwood Middle School. Her goal is to collaborate with all members of the school community to continuously improve student performance