Since joining Lutheran education in 1988, Di has filled many roles and always with enthusiasm and gusto.
Throughout her career, Di has led from the front and kept Christ at the centre of her daily life. Her personal faith is evident in all that she does, particularly in her care for others.
Di joined Concordia College in1988 as a teacher before moving on to Immanuel College as Head of Middle School. Dianne remained at Immanuel College from 2002 to 2006. She then moved to Mt Gambier as Principal of St Martin’s Lutheran College. Her final role in Lutheran education has been as Director of Leadership at Lutheran Education Australia from 2018.
Whilst Di was Principal at St Martins, the College experienced a time of great growth and success. Di brought her experience in teaching and leadership in Lutheran education to build a culture of excellence and care to the college. She invested herself thoroughly into the community bringing with her a wonderful sense of humour and fun, which never detracted in any way from her professionalism and focus on the students.
Di worked with colleagues to create a vision for the “new” school which would grow the primary school to an R-12 college and worked diligently to bring this vision to life.
As Director of Leadership at LEA, Di’s achievements are many. She has reviewed the Leadership Development Program and ensured that the current offering provides school leaders with high quality learning around leadership in the Lutheran education context. She has ensured that Lutheran education communities are safe places through the Valuing safe communities program.
Di will be very much missed in the Lutheran education sector.