Dr. Dianna M. Lindsay-Mattern brings over four decades of leadership experience to her new role as Head of High School after retiring as Assistant Superintendent--Academics Instruction and Staff development for the Williamsburg-James City County Schools K-12. A former Ohio Principal of the Year, Dr. Lindsay brings a climate of collaboration, practicality and success to her work. Thus far her major initiatives have included innovative scheduling techniques, school climate and culture research, successful staff development, an award winning Academic Advisor and Student Advancement coach program, and other ongoing initiatives for post-high school success for all learners. Dr. Lindsay-Mattern is the author of numerous articles and pamphlets on a wide variety of educational topics, and was featured for her innovations in a Washington Post column titled "Class Struggle" by reporter Jay Mathews. Dr. Lindsay-Mattern is an 27-year faculty member at the Harvard Summer Institute for principals around the world, and severed three terms as the founding Co-Chair of the Harvard Principals Center. She is also a reader for Advanced Placement Art History for the past five years.
I am currently researching the topic of "entry into the principalship" and hope to soon have a text on this vitally important topic. In addition, I am writing a book on school rituals as a practical guide to the topic to enhance school climate and culture.
2012 Honorable Mention Magna Award
2006 China/USA Study Team
2005 Lebanon/USA Study Team
2001 University Council for Administrative Excellence
2000 Ohio Principal of the Year
1997 Fulbright Scholar to Japan
1993 Saludos Hispanos Educator of the Year
1991 Japan Foundation Scholar
Featured in Next Door Magazine, "21st Century Teacher of the Year"
Teacher Board of Advisors, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
ING Unsung Heroes Award for Virginia
2012 Harvard Principals' Center
2010 Higher Education Administration, M.A.
2001 School Counseling, M.S.
1977 Education Administration, M.Ed.
1976 Urban HIstory, Ed.D.
1974 Curriculum/Supervision, M. Ed.
1973 Secondary Social Studies, M.Ed.
1971 Eastern Nazarene College, Other
2010 "Critical Thinking In Higher Education"
2008 Virginia ASCD
2008 Southern Association of Colleges & Schools
2007 Virginia Association of Archives and Records
2005 "Personalized Learning Environments In CT High Schools"
2004 "12 Tips for Supporting Your Administrative Team"
2004 "Building New Administrative Structures"
2001 Parents As Partners
2001 Ohio Council for Social Studies
2001 University of Delaware
2000 "Rites, Rituals, and Regalia"
2000 The Ohio State University
2000 "Saving Academic Time by Consolidating Administrative Tasks"
2000 "Honoring The Code"