Certificate of Advanced Study Syracuse University, 1991
Master of Science Syracuse University, 1975
Diane Canino-Rispoli brings her 30 years of experience as a public school administrator as principal, curriculum coordinator, human resources administrator and district level leader to the CAS program in Educational Leadership. Her position is designed to provide a practitioner's perspective and align theory with practice in order to strengthen school cultures for all learners. She maintains strong relationships with leaders in a variety of area school districts and is interested in the recruitment, retention and ongoing professional development of school administrators. Areas of particular interest and expertise are the supervision and support of teachers and their ongoing professional growth. While she has had a broad range of experiences, the majority of her focus has been on urban education and she has been a long standing leader in the Syracuse City School District. She has been responsible for the recruitment of candidates into the Educational Leadership Program, with a particular focus on those from under represented groups and has been responsible for several cooperative grants between the Syracuse City School District and Syracuse University related to leadership development. Her position signals the collaboration that is valued by the University with the schools in the area.