diamond middle school Grants



Joanne Fagan, Peter Mitchell and Joanna Schlegel, Math teachers at Diamond, and Daryl Isles and Kristen Rangel, Math teachers at Clarke, will attend the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Meeting and Exposition to learn about the newest curriculum, intervention and enrichment strategies; trends in technology and instructional materials; and ideas for implementing Common Core standards. Two areas of interest are access, equity and empowerment to enable all students to meet high expectations, and the development of a coherent math curriculum across grade levels. (Awarded 2017-18)


Jennifer Turner, Principal of Diamond School, and Anna Monaco, Principal of Clarke School, will participate in an intensive one-week study tour that gives principals an opportunity to learn about and experience such aspects of Finnish school administration as pedagogical leadership, implementing a learner-centered approach, collaboration of schools with various stakeholders, and other groundbreaking educational practices that have made the Finnish education system a world-renowned model of excellence. (Awarded 2017-18)

French teacher Christine Goulet will attend the annual conference of the American Association of Teachers of French, where she will take several seminars focusing on the culture and history of Martinique, and take an immersive advanced French language program in the region. (Awarded 2017-18)


School Community Grant

Diamond Middle School will provide all staff with an introductory presentation by Think:Kids on Collaborative Problem Solving, and give 10 staff members intensive training in this research-based approach to helping children and adolescents deal with social, emotional, and behavioral challenges. (Awarded 2017-18)