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Diana L. Abdella

Diana 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.
Update June 2023