Diana Greene

Superintendent, Duval County Public Schools, Florida

Diana L. Greene began her tenure as Superintendent of Duval County Public Schools (DCPS), the 20th largest school district in the nation, on July 1, 2018. She arrived to this role with extensive classroom and leadership experience, beginning with her first elementary teaching position at Mamie Agnes Jones in Baldwin, Florida. Prior to becoming a superintendent in Duval County, Greene served as Superintendent and Deputy Superintendent of Instructional Services in Manatee County. During her 33-year career as an educator, she has spent time as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal as well as in curriculum development, staff development and in senior executive leadership.

The 2019 school grades for Duval schools reflect remarkable growth. The district scored a historic number of points on Florida’s Accountability Scorecard and now sits just a fraction of a percentage point from an “A” rated designation. Two-thirds of the district’s low performing schools – those that earned a “D” or an “F” in 2018, improved by one or more letter grades in the 2018-19 school year. Additionally, the number of “A” rated schools in the district grew by almost 30 percent.

On safety, Greene conducted a personal review of every high school, which lead to initiatives such as the installation of high definition security cameras throughout each facility and improved perimeter fencing at many schools. Surveillance is being improved at elementary and middle schools as well, and the district will be implementing a walk through metal detector initiative on an as-needed basis to manage school operations and ensure student safety whenever there is an alleged threat to a school.

Financially, Greene has taken several steps to improve stability and improve public perception of the district’s finances. She has made improvements to budget forecasting and budget monitoring toward reducing or eliminating the amount of reserves needed to balance the budget. The district has also completed a financial transparency web page providing easy access to budgets, audits and financial reports for the public.

On a personal note, Diana Greene is the daughter of a father who served in the Air Force, and she grew up living in locations all over the United States and abroad. She is married to James Greene, an independent financial advisor, and retired Navy; they have two sons, Aldon and Joshua.

Diana Greene