Diana Greene, PhD | Education Leader
Dr. Diana Greene has served in public education for over 37 years, previously holding roles as a classroom teacher, school principal, director of professional learning, deputy superintendent and most recently serving as the Superintendent of Duval County Public Schools (DCPS), the 20th-largest school district in the nation. A champion of children, families, and educators, Dr. Greene oversaw many transformative changes in her role as a superintendent including increasing and maintaining the district’s highest graduation rates over her five-year tenure, removing all schools from the state’s turnaround list, and cutting the number of low-performing schools by more than half. In addition, she led the effort to pass two referendums for improved and new facilities and teacher compensation. Dr. Diana Greene concluded her exceptional tenure as one of only a handful of Black women in the country serving as superintendents of large school districts. With a deep commitment to social justice and racial healing, Dr. Greene leads Children’s Literacy Initiative as its Chief Executive Officer, spearheading the organization’s work of partnering with school systems across the nation to provide the antiracist early literacy instruction, support, and advocacy needed to create equity in education.