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Diana Raney Williams

Diana Raney Williams, Ph.D., PCC is a leadership coach with Coaching For Results, Inc. where she serves as Chief of Evaluation Services and as a member of the Board of Directors. She consults across the country in professional development activities related to school improvement, school leadership and leadership coaching. She served as an urban educator for over thirty years in the Columbus, Ohio City School District. In addition to being an elementary teacher and evaluation specialist, she also served as a principal, a staff development supervisor, and a central office administrator for Effective Schools. She designed and implemented a parent and community involvement initiative for the district. She has authored several articles which have been published in The Journal of Staff Development including "Kent Elementary-A School that Can" and "Building Systemic Change through Staff and Community Collaboration." She was a featured principal in an article entitled "Principals as Staff Developers: A Portrait of Diana Williams."

She served as a member of the Board of Trustees for the National Staff Development Council and is a Past President of the Board. She was co-founder and Past President of the Staff Development Council of Ohio. She was awarded the prestigious Distinguished Service Award from the National Staff Development Council in 2005.

She served as a program coordinator and a leadership coach for The Ohio State University. There she supervised students and provided leadership coaching to accelerated administrative candidates. She also served as Editor for the Ohio State University Web Publication, The Principal’s Office.

In addition to her work with educators across the United States, she has presented and consulted in China and Africa.