Diane Sweeney

Author and Professional Development Consultant

Diane Sweeney has been a national consultant since 1999.  After teaching and coaching in the Denver Public Schools, Diane served as a program officer at the Public Education and Business Coalition (PEBC) in Denver. Since then she has become a respected voice in the field of coaching and professional development.

The author of  Student-Centered Coaching: The Moves (Corwin, 2016), Student-Centered Coaching at the Secondary Level (Corwin Press, 2013),  and Student-Centered Coaching: A Guide for K-8 Coaches and Principals (Corwin Press, 2011),  and Diane holds a longstanding interest in how adult learning translates to learning in the classroom. Diane holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Denver and a Master’s in Bilingual and Multicultural Education from the University of Colorado, Boulder.

My Sessions

Make Student-Centered Coaching Rock Through Principal and Coach Partnerships

San Gabriel Ballroom

Have you ever wondered how to get more out of your instructional coaching program? Would you like to learn how to establish clarity around the coaching role? It’s a familiar story, we hire great teachers to be coaches and then assume that their instructional background will be enough to get them started. There is so […]


The Student-Centered Coaching Playlist

Ballroom F

This session will provide a foundational understanding for those who are new to student-centered coaching. It will also take a deeper dive into the practices we use to ensure that coaching impacts student and teacher learning. We will explore techniques for student-centered discourse within coaching cycles. We will also analyze the role that formative assessment […]


Diane Sweeney’s Book Signing

Downstairs Lobby

The Better Together Panel

San Gabriel Ballroom

The theme of our Instructional Coaching Conference this year is The Better Together Tour. As instructional leaders and coaches, we know we can have a greater impact on students by building strong partnerships with each other and working toward common goals. Our panel consists of some of the most respected thought leaders in education. Our […]