Diana Martinez-Favela is a passionate bilingual (Spanish) educator with over 15 years of experience working with students, parents, and teachers. She has an extensive history of promoting positive youth development and professional development for teachers. She also values the opportunities to learn from the youth she serves. Diana has spent much of her career at the high school level, teaching English and serving as an advisor. She has mentored teachers as lead teacher for Small Learning Communities and as the Department Chair for the Foreign Language Department. Diana has an expertise in supporting English Language Learners and students who have newly immigrated to the United States. She plays a vital role as a liaison between families and schools and helps secure comprehensive supports for students and families in need. Diana’s warm and engaging personality enhances her ability to connect with students, families, diverse audiences, while exchanging thought provoking ideas for improving services and support to young people.
Diana attended Occidental College, where she received a B.A. in Spanish Literature, minoring in education, and an M.A. in education, focusing on teaching Spanish.