In her role of Senior Consultant, Dr. Diana Martelly works closely with the Director of Consulting Services and the entire Search Associates Consulting Services Team to meet the needs of our partner schools in areas including Head of School and other School Leadership Searches, Leadership Development, Mentoring & Coaching, Strategic Planning, School Governance, Human Resources Practices, and Educational Programs and Services.
Diana joined Search Associates after serving as the Head of High School at Keystone Academy in Beijing, China, where she had the opportunity to lead and grow a highly successful and innovative program and support the first four cohorts of graduates. Prior to this, Diana served as a High School Principal at Carol Morgan School, in the Dominican Republic, and at the American International School of Abuja, in Nigeria. Diana’s leadership experience is complemented by many years of teaching at the secondary school and university levels in the US, Venezuela, Thailand, and India.
Diana earned BS and MS degrees in Mathematics Education at Florida International University, where she continued on to earn an Ed.D. in Adult Education and Human Resource Development. After many years working overseas, Diana returned to university and completed an M.Ed. in Private School Leadership from Teachers College, Columbia University. Diana’s work with the Consulting Services Team is enhanced by her depth in cross-cultural understanding and her commitment to international education. Diana is bilingual and speaks both English and Spanish.