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Diana Scarselletta Straut brings over 25 years of experience to her work as an educational consultant with the Professional Learning Center. She has worked in a variety of capacities including classroom teacher, college professor for pre-service teachers and administrators, independent education consultant, program evaluator, school board member and author. Diana’s consulting, research and teaching are guided by a passion for and focus on best practice in inclusive education. She has a broad vision for inclusive schooling where all learners are meaningfully included in general education settings. Diana is the co-author of Access To Academics for All Students: Critical Approaches To Inclusive Curriculum, Instruction, and Policy with Paula Kluth and Doug Biklen.

 

Expertise

K-20 Education 

  • Organizational/Systems Change

  • School Reform

  • Creating Inclusive Environments

  • Instructional Methods: Modification and differentiation to give all learners access to academic content

  • Inclusive Pre-service Teacher Education

  • Collaboration, Negotiation and Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • School Governance, Leadership and Labor Relations

 

Research and Evaluation

  • Qualitative design and analysis

  • Action Research in Schools

  • Self Assessment and Organizational Learning

  • Program Evaluation

 

Education

  • Ph.D. (1997), Adult Education and Social Foundations of Education, Cornell University

  • M.S. (1988), Classroom Education, State University of New York College at Plattsburgh

  • B.S. (1986), Elementary Education N-6, State University of New York College at Plattsburgh.

  • Summer Study, 1990-1992, University of Connecticut. Confratute, Intense study of Schoolwide Enrichment Model under Joseph Renzuilli