Hello! My name is Diana Stutzman and I am proud to say that I am an original Grizzly. I opened Rocky Top Middle School over 14 years ago following three years at Westake Middle School. My love of art stems from the amazing instruction I received at Northglenn High School. Following high school, I attended and graduated from Metropolitan State College of Denver with a degree in Business and Fine Arts. I went on to work in the expatriate/international finance area for eleven years. It was during this time that I also volunteered with ArtReach bringing art programs to underserved communities in Denver. Following my time working with children and realizing the healing beauty of art and expression, I returned to University of Colorado Denver to acquire a teaching licensure in Elementary and Secondary Education. I then received my Masters of Education in Creativity in Curriculum and Instruction from Lesley University and Art Therapy Certification from Loyola Marymount University. As you can tell, I am a life-long learner and never turn down an opportunity to explore our country and our world.
Two of my proudest moments occured when I was awarded the Colorado Middle School Visual Arts Teacher of the Year and the FullBright Scholarship to teach and study art in Japan.
In my free time, I love to travel, snowshoe, fly fish and camp. Most recently, I am the proud Grandmother to four amazing kids that love to camp, create art and explore our world just as much as I do. I look forward to many more years working with the amazing Rocky Top community. There are so many more memories and art to be made!