Superintendent, Duval County Public SchoolsFlorida
Dr. Diana Greene is superintendent of Duval County Public Schools in Florida, the nation’s 20th largest district, which serves 130,000 students in 200 schools. In 2021, The Florida Association of District School Superintendents selected Greene as Florida Superintendent of the Year. She is the second African-American woman to receive the honor.
During Greene’s tenure, Duval County’s academic performance has continued to improve. It is now within one percentage point of becoming an A district under Florida’s rigorous school grade accountability system. The district has also achieved historically high graduation rates.
Prior to her work in Duval County, Greene was superintendent of the School District of Manatee County, where she implemented a rigorous leadership plan that centered around what she called the Five Cs: Calmness, Consistency, Civility, Confidence, and Community. As a result, Manatee County improved to receive a B grade from the state, and graduation rates rose 5.6 percent, nearly 3 points higher than the statewide graduation rate.
During her 33-year career as an educator, Greene has spent time as a teacher, assistant principal, and principal. She also worked in curriculum development, staff development, and senior executive leadership. Greene obtained her bachelor’s from University of North Florida; her master’s from Nova Southeastern University; and her Ph.D. in K-12 education, curriculum, and instruction from Capella University.