Math Teacher and Reading Specialist
Diane Hare received a Bachelor’s degree in English from Ohio Wesleyan University, a teaching certificate (K-12) from Cleveland State University and a master’s degree in Literacy from Saint Michael’s College. She has been teaching and tutoring reading, writing, math and Spanish for 35 years in Ohio, Pennsylvania, Spain, and Vermont.
In her seventeen years at Bridge School, she has been a Spanish teacher, a Home Center teacher, and for the last eight years, a teacher of language arts and math. In addition, she provides individual and small group instruction in literacy after lunch. In the spring, Diane can also be found directing a play with Nikki.
Through her many years of teaching, Diane has come to believe in the power of literature and its ability to nurture the creative spirit in children. She has learned that when students connect with literature, they develop empathy for others, as well as a deeper understanding of themselves and their world, and she finds great joy in witnessing the development of their voices as they blossom as readers and writers.
Diane and her family (husband, Peter, daughters, Jennifer and Ali, and son, James) spend their summers working at Keewaydin Camp on Lake Dunmore. While at camp she enjoys canoeing, swimming, hiking, tutoring, reading, and directing the camp choir and jazz band. During the school year Diane is a member of Maiden Vermont Chorus.