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Diana Walsh-Reuss

Throughout her career in education, Dr. Diana Walsh-Reuss has focused on supporting students with the greatest needs. She is dedicated to the success of at-risk students and to her unwavering belief that "All students can succeed.”  Recently retired, Dr. Walsh-Reuss has served as Riverside County Associate Superintendent leading Alternative Education, Special Education, Head Start, State Preschool, Child Care, Migrant Head Start, Migrant Education and the county office in a variety of capacities. During her tenure with the county office, all alternative programs achieved WASC accreditation and she facilitated the creation of three charter high schools. Other career experiences have included teaching pre-K through adult education as well as being an assistant principal, principal, director, assistant superintendent and serving in leadership roles in state-level organizations and committees.

Prior to joining the county office, Dr. Walsh-Reuss served and supported students as a special education teacher, coach and mentor as well as serving in multiple administrative positions in a large, diverse suburban school district. Before moving to California, she taught general and special education in Michigan. Currently, she consults with and coaches educational leader and works with several universities, chairs the Board of Directors for two nonprofit and currently serves of the WASC Accrediting Commission Executive Board.


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