Diane M. Spahn is the Education Specialist for Kodo and has been in the EC field for over 20 years. Diane has had a diversity of work experiences that have provided a foundation for her expertise in the field of early childhood.
At the Evergreen Community School, in Santa Monica, CA, Diane was a Lead Teacher in a continuity of care program working with toddlers through PK; at the Boulder Journey School in Boulder, CO, she taught Infant/Toddlers and was the Theater Arts/Studio Teacher for all ages; and at the Acorn School for Early Development in Boulder, CO she was Infant/Toddler teacher and the Curriculum Specialist for Infant/Toddlers. Diane also had the unique opportunity of being a Mentor Teacher through the Boulder Journey School for the Teacher Education program at the University of Colorado/Denver. Her work with children and adults has been featured on Videatives Views and in the NAEYC online publication, Voices Of Practitioners. (See Encounters With Sunlight And A Mirror Ball November 2011.)
Diane is strongly influenced by constructivist philosophy and has a passion for supporting both children and adults in the classroom. Prior to entering the ECE field, she worked as a designer in professional film and theater. She credits her artistic design experiences as having profound impact on her passion for classroom design. Spahn is known among her colleagues as a resource for creating beautiful, intriguing, and engaging spaces in which children and adults thrive and learn.