Please note that the date for the 2019 Wyncote Academy Auction Fundraiser

has been changed to Saturday, April 27, 2019!

WHAT: Wyncote Academy's 2019 Auction Fundraiser
WHEN: Saturday, April 27 from 6:00-8:30 PM
WHERE: Gratz College Main Lobby and Auditorium (7605 Old York Rd., Melrose Park PA 19027)
TICKETS: $25 per person (includes light dinner buffet, desserts, and beverages)

Your participation/support will help Wyncote to provide more students with life-changing educational opportunities.



Since 1973, Wyncote Academy has provided a safe haven and an academic platform for students whose learning styles could not be effectively accommodated in traditional secondary school settings.

Small class size, highly qualified staff, and an atmosphere of respect and encouragement create an environment in which students succeed and thrive. The curriculum is enriched through art, music, and a diverse array of elective course offerings. 

The majority of our graduates move on to college; some opt for vocational training; and others move directly into the work force. Wyncote alumni have distinguished themselves in the creative arts, sports, medicine, law, law enforcement, healthcare, education, community service, business, food indiustry, and building trades.  



Following her retirement as the founding Head of School at Wyncote Academy, Diane decided to remain with Wyncote Academy, stating, “The energy and outlook of the students keep me young!”As Wyncote’s Director of Admissions, Diane finds immense pleasure in seeing the students grow and learn in the unique educational setting that Wyncote offers – the very environment that she helped to establish and create. Diane also serves as a member of the Wyncote Academy Board of Directors.

The mother of four grown children, three foster children whom she cared for in infancy, and six grandchildren, Diane spends her free time quilting and attending Abington Friends Meeting. She is a former member of the board of directors of The Quaker School at Horsham and has served on the school committee at Abington Friends School. She has taught Sunday School for 18 years.

In addition to graduating with a Bachelor of Arts from Swarthmore College, Diane also possesses a Master of Arts in Education from Arcadia University.



When I returned home from college I worked for US Airways cleaning the airplanes. I was young and enjoyed the perks of free travel as well as doing things young adults do. I then worked for John Hancock Insurance as an underwriter. I was handling large cases and traveling to Boston frequently, but still not satisfied with my professional life.

So I enrolled in the Cabrini College graduate program to obtain my Master in Education and I began my teaching career in the Upper Darby School District.  During my tenure in Upper Darby I completed my Educational Leadership certification at Cabrini College and was hired as a middle school assistant principal in Southeast Delco School District. I served the SEDelco community as an asst. principal, then as a principal before moving to Chichester School District as a principal. I was fortunate to work with wonderful students, families, teachers and staff members while serving the community.

The road called “Life” presented some personal challenges so I made a decision to become an Instructional Support Specialist for the past two years so I could spend the time needed with my family.  During my experience in the Port Richmond schools, I really enjoyed connecting with the teachers and students in the classrooms. We were building relationships, talking about teaching, Growth Mindset, Differentiated Instruction. I was challenging the teachers with the question: how can we turn up the “H.E.A.T” in our classrooms?

                 H = Higher Level thinking                            

                 E = Engaged Learning

                 A = Authentic “Real Life” Connections

                 T = Integrate Technology


I am truly excited to be the new Head of School at Wyncote Academy. I am getting to know the students and I enjoy visiting the classrooms to hear and see what they are learning. I love talking with the students about setting personal goals, finding what they are passionate about and how we can help to motivate them to be their best. I am a compassionate, hands on leader with the students’ best interest as my #1 priority. Join me in making Wyncote a remarkable experience for our students. 


Cabrini College, Radnor, PA

Master’s Degree in Education

Educational Leadership/ Principal Certification

Davis & Elkins College, Elkins WVA

Bachelors of Science Education