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Diane Kirby Dunn (GA '00)


At the time of the Award, Diane Kirby Dunn was:

Resource Teacher
Hooper Alexander Elementary School
Decatur, GA

Subject(s) taught: Special Education
Grade(s): K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Biographical Information

Prior to teaching at Columbia Middle School in Decatur, Diane Dunn was an interrelated resource teacher at Hooper Alexander Elementary School, also in Decatur. While at Hooper, Ms. Dunn used brain-based research and technology to help her learning disabled students reach their highest potential. She used music and indirect lighting to create a classroom atmosphere conducive to learning, with "brain gyms" and movement to help students retain information. As one of the charter members of ProCorps, a professional development organization comprised of the district's best teachers, Ms. Dunn attended summer training sessions on how to conduct brain-based research and classroom management classes for other teachers. She was a member of the School Leadership Council and sponsored the Beta Club, which helped students develop character and leadership through community service.

Personal Message

I retired from the DeKalb County School District in June of 2012. I have since been enjoying retirement, and from time to time have been doing some ELA independent contractor work.

Additional Information


2001 Ed.S. in Ed. Leadership (Columbus State Univ.)

1998 M. Ed. in Specific Learning Disabilities (Ga. State Univ.)

1972 Fisk University, B.A.