I grew up in a military family and lived in three different states between kindergarten and 4th grade. “Tracking students” in leveled courses was practiced in my middle and high school, and often I was the only, or one of very few students of color in my classes, without a clear understanding of why. My experiences growing up sparked my interests in a national curriculum and working to address educational inequities. Supporting equity-driven organizations with finding the right leaders to change the trajectory for young people, is my passion.
- Dyan began her career as a Teach For America corps member, where she taught 7th grade science in Atlanta. Her professional career encompassed over 20 years’ experience in education in public school districts and the non-profit sector.
- Dyan led Baltimore City Public Schools’ recruitment team for six years, during which time her team recruited 600+ teacher annually. While in this role, Dyan was selected for the 2018 cohort of Emerging Human Capital Leaders Initiative (EHCLI), a fellowship led by Education Pioneers and Urban Schools Human Capital Academy.
- She holds a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management from the Catholic University of America and a Bachelor of Arts in Zoology from the University of Michigan.
Dyan lives in Baltimore with her husband and daughter. She enjoys spending time with family and friends, travelling, crafting, and binge-watching shows on Netflix. Dyan loves animals and currently has two dogs, but frequently tries to talk her husband into welcoming a new pet; recent attempts have been unsuccessful.