Diane Cruz

Curriculum Coordinator

After obtaining her undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Villanova University, Diane spent eight years working on Wall Street. In 1999 she returned to school on a part-time basis to pursue her dream of becoming a grade school teacher. In 2001 she received her Master’s degree in education and now has a combined 15 years of experience teaching kindergarten and second grade students in Jersey City and Cranford, NJ.

As a former technical support and training specialist at J.P. Morgan and Oppenheimer, Diane specializes in incorporating various computer software and hardware techniques into her students’ lesson plans.

She’s been the recipient of several NJ education grants, the most recent one supported STEM-based learning amongst school-age children.

Diane is a founder and treasurer of Danielle’s Spirit Inc. a non-profit organization which provides scholarships for inspirational female student athletes and a strong supporter of Row New York.

Diane is a regular volunteer for the Special Olympics Young Athlete Program. She is also Orton-Gilliam certified and a board member of the Cranford Soccer Club. Originally hailing from Beth Page, NY, Diane now lives in Cranford with her husband and two children.