Diane Garfield has been with the Department of Elementary Education for more than 25 years. She worked as a fifth grade teacher in the San Francisco Unified School District and then began teaching in the Multiple Subject Credential Program half time, while maintaining her career as a classroom teacher. She retired from SFUSD in 2010 and continued on as the Placement Coordinator, teaching various courses, and advising and supervising student teachers. Her area of focus has been on mathematics education in the elementary classroom, working to empower teachers to make mathematics relevant to students, thus empowering them to develop true competency and discover the love and power of the subject.
- B.A. Sociology, San Francisco State University
M.A. Early Childhood Education, San Francisco State University
- National Board Certified Teacher (2001-2021)