Ms. Diane Southard

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 8 and Lexi who is 4.  They are what makes my heart smile! 


Last Modified on August 5, 2019