Dianne Powell, an English-Language arts teacher at Ladue Horton Watkins High School, received the September Excellence in Education Award at the Sept. 24, 2018, Board of Education meeting. Congratulations to Dianne on this prestigious recognition!
Dianne has been a member of the Ladue Schools team since August of 1991, when she took her first position as a 7th grade Reading teacher at Ladue Middle School.
Dianne can always be counted on to take up leadership roles at the high school, offering her experience and guidance to those organizations that need her support and know-how. Over the course of her career at LHWHS, she has led the 4A’s Committee, sponsored the organization UJIMA/RISE (explanation) and also coached the JV cheerleading team.
Not only does she spend her free time helping students grow and explore their interests, but she also organizes the LAASA Brunch for the high school community every year!
As Principal Brad Griffith said, “We are so lucky to have Dianne here at the high school. Her contributions year to year are immeasurable, but most importantly, she is a wonderful teacher, colleague, parent and grandparent, and she is more than deserving of this recognition.”
Dianne is originally from St. Louis. She was married to Kenneth Powell for 42 years. From that union, three children were born: identical twin daughters, Kimberly and Kelley, and a son, Kenny. She also has six delightful grandchildren.
Dianne is a graduate of Lutheran North High School and went on to attend Fisk University to earn her Bachelor’s of Arts degree in English.