My name is DiAnne Lewis. I am starting my 31st year in teaching. I spent my first 26 years in the Buffalo Public Schools and continued teaching at OLBR because it was my calling and the merger brings me to Catholic Academy. I have always felt it is important for urban school children to have the best, most experienced teachers who truly love their jobs in the classroom teaching. I earned a Bachelors degree in Special/Elementary Education at Buff State. I continued for my Masters degree in Elementary Education/curriculum development. In 2014, I went back to school for another Masters degree in Elementary Curriculum Development. I have completed all of the course work for my Doctorate in Teacher Leadership and hope to complete my thesis in the future. I am looking forward to a wonderful school year.