Phone: 417-649-7026, Ext: 2319
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Ms. Diane Southard
I have spent most of my adult life in Carl Junction. I have two grown, married daughters that both graduated from Carl Junction in 2010 and 2014. I began my teaching career in 2006 for Neosho at the Alternative Jr. High, teaching 7th, 8th, and 9th grade Comm Arts and Keyboarding. From there I went to teach 2nd grade in Joplin. While in Joplin I taught 2nd and 4th grades as an eMINTS certified teacher. Beginning 2014-2015 I made my move to Carl Junction Schools as a 2nd grade teacher. My role as Instructional Technology Coach began the following school year in 2015. I graduated in 2005 from Missouri Southern State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education with certification in Early Childhood Education and completed my Master's Degree in Educational Technology, Technology Integration Specialist in 2014 from Pittsburg State University.
I am also "GiGi" to two perfect grandkids! Zaide, who is 7 and Lexi who is 3. They are what makes my heart smile! I like to spend every second with them spoiling them rotten!