Diana L. AbdellaDiana LaMattina Abdella lives in Minoa with her husband, Anibal, and their children, Aubrey and Evan.
Diana graduated from ESM in 1998, and has been a resident of the district for her entire life. She is the Chief of Staff for a New York State elected official. Diana has been recognized by the WCNY Annual Makers: Women Who Make America and CNY's 40 Under 40. She is the coordinator for the CNY Veterans Parade and Expo.
She has a bachelor's degree from Le Moyne College and a master’s degree from SUNY Cortland. Diana is currently a Girl Scout troop leader and creates the Minoa Elementary Yearbook as part of the PTO.
Philosophy of Education: A successful education will prepare students to be informed and aware citizens who can use their abilities and talents to be productive in their community.
I am very proud of the ESM district. As a member of the Board of Education, I would advocate for continuing and enhancing a curriculum offering a variety of learning opportunities and skills to prepare our students for college, the military, or the workforce.
As a mother, I know, each student is vastly different. An effective education system cognizant of different learning styles, talents and abilities while motivating individuals and building a sense of belonging and achievement. Beyond a diploma, there is an importance of developing a well-rounded child, which can be done through social-emotional programs, leadership opportunities, and extracurricular activities.
An emphasis on the well-being of and support for teachers and staff is also crucial to maintaining learning environments where everyone can reach their maximum potential, and everyone feels welcome and affirmed.