Diane Katzenmeyer-Delgado is an experienced educator, mentor, coach and administrator who is dedicated to helping her students, teachers and the communities in which she serves create inviting and engaging learning environments where reflective, collaborative, and inquiry based learning can thrive.
She has over 32 years of experience working in northern New Mexico public schools and a tribally controlled school, funded by the Bureau of Indian Education, in Santa Clara Pueblo. She has taught bilingual kindergarten, second grade and middle/high school visual arts. She has administrative experience as a Principal, Director of Instruction, Assistant Superintendent and serving in interim administrative roles. She received her MA in Educational Leadership from New Mexico Highlands University and her BFA in Photography from Rhode Island School of Design. She possesses a Level 3A B-3, K-8 and K-12 Visual Arts teaching license with endorsements in Bilingual, Teachers of English as a Second Language and the Visual Arts. She also possesses a Level 3B PreK- 12 Administrative License.
In addition to teaching, for the past several years she served in the role of Teacher Leader Coach with the ISEC Science Program with the LANL Foundation for the Kha’p’o Community School. She is also involved with the NACA Inspired School Network’s Native Literature Project as a curriculum writer and editor. This past school year she was nominated by her colleagues and won the 2022 Excellence in Teaching Award sponsored by Centerra and the LANL Foundation. Diane is excited to join the LEAP team and to help other blossoming teachers make magic in their classrooms.