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Diana Saylak has worked with Great Expectations for 10 years and is currently an Elementary Mathematics Instructional Coach for Coppell ISD in Coppell, Texas. She has been an active member in the development of the district’s Facilitation Framework, Leadership Framework, and Classroom Management Framework. She is also excited to be serving on the visioning committee for the architectural design of the new elementary school in Coppell ISD.
Beginning her career in elementary education in 2004, he has since served as an educator, team leader, instructional coach, professional learning facilitator, and curriculum writer. In the classroom, Diana used Project Based Learning to educate learners in kindergarten through second grade. Now, she trains teachers on the methods of using Project Based Learning in their own classrooms.
Diana enjoys being active on Twitter (@ddsaylak) and writing a weekly Math newsletter ( that highlights various math learning tools and lesson ideas. She has also written multiple iBooks, including “Strip Diagrams” and “What to do with a Rekenrek.”

Diana has a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction and is in the final stages of earning her Ed.D. in Educational Leadership. Her current area of research is the transformational process used in school design. After all this hard work, Diana looks forward to fulfilling her dream of becoming a third generation Dr. Saylak.

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