FACULTY FUND

 

Celebrate Diana Smith

Diana Smith is a teacher at her core. She knows the challenges and joys of teaching and has worked especially hard to ensure that she is never far from that classroom experience. Her work as Principal has been aimed at supporting students in myriad ways, but most especially with a cadre of excellent, dedicated teachers.

The Faculty Fund is an important tool in ensuring our faculty are supported, able to grow as professionals, and continue to work at our school. It provides additional compensation for teachers taking on leadership roles, such as Department Chair or Instructional Coach, and provides both individual and all-faculty professional development opportunities.

Celebrate Diana Smith

Diana Smith is a teacher at her core. She knows the challenges and joys of teaching and has worked especially hard to ensure that she is never far from that classroom experience. Her work as Principal has been aimed at supporting students in myriad ways, but most especially with a cadre of excellent, dedicated teachers.

The Faculty Fund is an important tool in ensuring our faculty are supported, able to grow as professionals, and continue to work at our school. It provides additional compensation for teachers taking on leadership roles, such as Department Chair or Instructional Coach, and provides both individual and all-faculty professional development opportunities.

Tribute Gifts in Honor of Diana Smith

 

Our Goal: $75,000 in for the Latin Faculty Fund in her name

Your gift to the Faculty Fund will help us ensure that Diana’s legacy and vision for our excellent faculty can continue. Please make a gift today in honor of her legacy! We will share the names of all donors who give in her honor by the end of the school year. This is her request – that your gifts to the school made in her name support the Latin Faculty Fund.

You may make a pledge, make a gift now, or set up recurring donations. Please use the buttons or simply contact us at development@latinpcs.org. In addition, we encourage you to add a note to Dr. Smith, be it a memory or an appreciation of her impact on a student’s education. You may send cards directly to Washington Latin, 5200 2nd Street NW, Washington DC 20011 to the attention of Dr. Diana Smith Tribute. We will not open them, but we will make sure she receives all such notes at our year-end celebration. Email your message to development@latinpcs.org and we will print your words and share them with her as well.

 

Thank you for sharing in the honoring of Diana Smith!

Tribute Gifts in Honor of Diana Smith

 

Our Goal: $75,000 in for the Latin Faculty Fund in her name

Your gift to the Faculty Fund will help us ensure that Diana’s legacy and vision for our excellent faculty can continue. Please make a gift today in honor of her legacy! We will share the names of all donors who give in her honor by the end of the school year. This is her request – that your gifts to the school made in her name support the Latin Faculty Fund.

You may make a pledge, make a gift now, or set up recurring donations. Please use the buttons or simply contact us at development@latinpcs.org. In addition, we encourage you to add a note to Dr. Smith, be it a memory or an appreciation of her impact on a student’s education. You may send cards directly to Washington Latin, 5200 2nd Street NW, Washington DC 20011 to the attention of Dr. Diana Smith Tribute. We will not open them, but we will make sure she receives all such notes at our year-end celebration. Email your message to development@latinpcs.org and we will print your words and share them with her as well.

 

Thank you for sharing in the honoring of Diana Smith!

Diana Smith’s Legacy at Latin

All educators have an impact through their work, but Diana Smith leaves an exceptional legacy at Latin. She joined the faculty in 2008, when the school was in its infancy. With nearly three decades of experience in school leadership, and strong credentials both as a master teacher and a classicist, we strongly suspect the Fates themselves submitted her application letter. Working with the previous Head of School, Martha Cutts, she built out the academic program: developing the curriculum and instructional model, creating the Upper School, hiring and developing faculty, and crafting myriad policies, practices, and traditions that have shaped Latin’s culture. So many essential elements of this school reflect her handiwork.

 

Handiwork – the term itself embodies Diana’s hands-on, hard-working approach to leadership. She is engaged with school life in all its forms: teaching (sometimes in the MS, sometimes in the US, sometimes in both divisions), developing schedules and course offerings, participating in celebrations, performances, and student clubs (did you know she was a juggler?), and working one-on-one with students in academic support sessions. Over the years, Diana has demonstrated a rare ability to move nimbly between the lofty ideals of education and day-to-day practicalities of running a school, ensuring that Latin’s core values are woven through the fabric of daily school life.

 

And what are those values? It is a list with which you are likely familiar as members of this community: Know each student as an individual. Believe in the right to a broad, liberal arts education. Offer students the opportunity to fall in love with timeless ideals of truth, beauty and goodness. Foster their autonomy with a combination of high expectations and trust. Respect the faculty and cultivate their intellectual life as well as their professional growth. Encourage all to work hard and contribute daily to our shared purpose. Read as much as possible. Discipline liberates us. Words matter. Civility matters. Contribute to the community. Celebrate both our differences and our shared humanity.

Donations to our Faculty Fund help us invest in our most important asset in the following ways:

  • Recruit and retain faculty
  • Provide meaningful, differentiated opportunities for professional growth
  • Help us develop a leadership pipeline

If you have questions or would like further information, please contact Kate Cromwell, Director of Development at 202.223.1111 x129.

Donations to our Faculty Fund help us invest in our most important asset in the following ways:

  • Recruit and retain faculty
  • Provide meaningful, differentiated opportunities for professional growth
  • Help us develop a leadership pipeline

If you have questions or would like further information, please contact Kate Cromwell, Director of Development at 202.223.1111 x129.