Diane Lapp, EdD is a Distinguished Professor of Education at San Diego State University where her work continues to be very applied to schools. Diane is also an instructional coach at Health Science Middle School and Health Sciences High and Middle College. Throughout her career Diane has taught in elementary, middle, and high schools. Her major areas of research and instruction regard issues related to the planning and assessment of very intentional instruction and learning.
Diane has authored, coauthored and edited numerous articles, columns, texts, handbooks and children’s materials on instruction, assessment, and literacy related issues. She has conducted many professional trainings addressing topics related to differentiated learning, purposeful instruction and assessment, the gradual release of instructional responsibility, close reading, classroom collaboration and conversation, balanced literacy, and writing across the curriculum. Her many educational awards include being named the Distinguished Research Lecturer from SDSU’s Graduate Division of Research, IRA’s 1996 Outstanding Teacher Educator of the Year, and IRA’s 2011 John Manning Award recipient for her work in public schools. A member of both the California and the International Reading Halls of Fame she can be reached at lappmail [dot] sdsu [dot] edu. Follow her on twitter @lappsdsu.