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Diane E. Whalen (CA '01)

Teacher/Department Head/Team Lead

Rancho Milpitas Middle School
Milpitas, CA

At the time of the Award, Diane E. Whalen was:

Teacher/Department Head/Team Lead
Rancho Milpitas Middle School
Milpitas, CA

Subject(s) taught: English Language Learners Mathematics
Grade(s): 7, 8

Biographical Information

Having worked as a supervisor in the business world, teacher Diane Whalen brings leadership and experience to her science and math classes at Rancho Milpitas Middle School in Milpitas. Ms. Whalen teaches college preparatory math and integrated algebra to a heterogeneous group of eighth graders that includes a high population of second language learners, special education, regular and gifted and talented students. Her effectiveness as a teacher has helped students achieve significantly improved scores on the Golden State Exam over the previous year. Chair of the math department, Ms. Whalen is a teacher leader for both the school and the district, and a team leader on the principal's cabinet.



Additional Information

Degrees/Certifications

1990 California State University - Hayward, B.A.


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