Director- Professional Learning & Development
Ms. Ana Diaz began her teaching career in Queens, New York, as a kindergarten teacher, where she also taught Spanish to 6th grade students and adults. In 1994, she joined Brevard Public Schools as a fourth grade teacher at Riviera Elementary. Ms. Diaz was a Title I teacher and Elementary Specialist before becoming Assistant Principal at Indialantic Elementary in 2000 and the Principal at Turner Elementary in 2005. During her 15 years as a teacher, she had the opportunity to mentor teachers and trained teachers at the school and district level in the areas of Writing, ESOL, and Glasser Quality School. In 2011, Ms. Diaz became part of the team that supported the leadership at the 29 school sites in south Brevard as the South Area Coordinator. In her current role, Ms. Diaz leads the department that focuses on leadership and professional development for Brevard Public Schools.
She holds a Specialist degree in Educational Leadership, a Masters in Bilingual/Bicultural Education, and a Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education.
She is a member of the Palm Bay Rotary Club, the secretary of the board for the Brevard Hispanic Center, the vice-president of the board for Be Kind Brevard, she serves in the children’s ministry in her church and writes a monthly column for the only bilingual newspaper in Central Florida, Al Dia Today. Ms. Diaz also serves as an advisor to several local non-profit organizations.