My name is Diane Franks. I am an 11 year educator and have served in a variety of roles. I taught first grade for three years, fourth grade for three years, reading coach for a 3rd-4th grade school for one year, literacy coach for 4th-12th grades for two years, fifth grade for one year and have landed in sixth grade language arts and math. WHEW! During this time, I have been so blessed to have served as Blount County Elementary Teacher of the Year twice and Alabama District VI Teacher of the Year 2011. I am National Board Certified in Middle Childhood Generalist, hold a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Jacksonville State University, a Master's degree in Instructional Leadership from the University of Alabama (Roll Tide!) and am currently earning my EdS. from the University of West Alabama.
I am the wife of the most wonderful man and the mother of the two greatest daughters on earth. We have two dachshunds that think they own the place. I have a wonderful church family and I serve an awesome God. I am blessed beyond measure!