Diana Pastora Carson is an educator, consultant, speaker, author and podcaster in all things DEI and Disability Awareness, or as she calls, Beyond Awareness. Her topics include disability, diversity, equity, access, inclusion, and belonging. Diana credits her passion for this work to her brother, Joaquin, who endured years of segregated schooling and subsequent institutionalization (See her TED Talk). After many years of fighting alongside her brother for his release, Joaquin now lives a life of self-determination, inclusion, and quality, in the community, as her next-door neighbor. Diana considers herself an inclusionist and compassionate supporter of teacher learning and growth.
Fun, inclusive, and founded in caring relationships with learners and teammates, always with the end goal of life quality for all students in mind.
California PTA Advocacy Award California PTA Outreach Award Teacher of the Year McMillin Elementary School Challenge Coin from Chula Vista Elementary School District Superintendent
M.Ed. from the University of San Diego Bilingual Teaching Credential 2 Special Education Credentials
Podcast - Beyond Awareness: Disability Awareness That Matters Website - www.DianaPastoraCarson.com
Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Not Grade Specific
English Language Arts, Specialty, Social Studies - History, U.S. History, Arts & Music, Special Education, Education, Social Work, Other (Social Studies - History), For All Subject Areas, Character Education, Social Emotional Learning