DIANE J. HULSE

EDUCATION

  • M.S., organizational consulting and executive coaching, University of Pennsylvania                     
  • Fellow, Klingenstein Heads of Schools Program, Teachers College, Columbia University                 
  • M.A., arts education, studies in psychology and aesthetics, New York University                                
  • B.A., fine arts, Beloit College

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

  • Owner, Hulse Leadership Development, July 2012 – present
  • Head of School, Staten Island Academy, 2002 – retired 2012
  • Head of Middle School, Collegiate School, 1992-2002
  • Director, Woodward Park School  (merged with PolyPrep in 1995), 1987 – 1992
  • Interim Director of Admissions, Rutgers Preparatory School, 1986-1987
  • Head of School, The Bergen School, 1984 – 1986
  • College counselor and teacher, Friends Seminary, 1975 – 1984

BOARD AFFILIATIONS

  • Trustee, New York State Association of Independent Schools, 2009 to present
  • Trustee, Alexander Robertson School, 2014 to 2016
  • Board of Directors, NYC Guild of Independent Schools, 2004 to 2012
  • NYC Guild of Independent Schools Treasurer, 2007 to 2012
  • Trustee, Project Hospitality, member of Finance and Strategic Planning Committees 2009 to present
  • Member, Commission on Accreditation, NY State Association of Independent Schools, 1993 to 2001 and 2003 to 2011
  • Trustee, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 2003 to 2008
  • Trustee, Staten Island Academy, 2002 to 2012
  • Trustee, Boys Schools: An International Coalition, 1998 to 2003
  • Trustee, The Caedmon School, 1990 to 2000

 MEMBERSHIPS

  • Steering Committee, “A Vision for Staten Island,” 2009-2010
  • Member, Country Day School Headmasters Association, 2005 to present
  • Member, Heads Network (formerly the National Association of Principals of Schools for Girls), 1980 to present
  • Member, Headmistresses of the East, 1985 to 2014
  • Chair, Assistant Chair, and member, numerous accreditation committees – NYSAIS and Middle States, 1979 to present
  • Member, Collegiate School Academic Affairs sub-committee of the Long Range Planning Committee, 1992 to 1994
  • Member, Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Committee on School and College Relations, 1983 to 1986
  • Member, National and New York State Association of College Admissions Counselors, 1980 to 1984

PUBLICATIONS (selected list)      

  • Interviewed for, written about, and quoted in many publications, including: The Staten Island Advance, New York Times, Education Week, The Washington Post, The Parents League of New York, The Christian Science Monitor, Newsweek, and Family Magazine.
  • “Facing Difficult Conversations.” and “Reflections on the Hiring of Teachers.” The Head’s Letter. Educational Directions, Portsmouth, RI
  • “A Recipe for Institutional Change and Team Leadership.” and “A New Look at Boys’ Schools.” Parents League Review. Parents League, NY
  • “Project B.O.Y.S. – A Partnership Program between Collegiate School and The Fresh Air Fund.” Monograph. Collegiate School, NY, 2000
  •  “Brad and Cory: A Study of Middle School Boys.” Monograph. University School Press, Cleveland, OH, 1997

NUMEROUS PRESENTATIONS

NJAIS, NYSAIS, NAIS, Interschool, Klingenstein Fellows, American Psychological Association, Boys’ Schools: An International Coalition,

ACTIVITIES AND INTERESTS

Painting, sculpture, silver-smithing (work exhibited at galleries in Padua, Italy; New York City, Connecticut, and East End of Long Island) poetry, nature hikes, kayaking, bicycling, classical music, writing, enjoying the rich cultural life of New York City, gardening, travel.