Diana Stutzman is proud to say that she is an original Grizzly. She opened Rocky Top Middle School over 16 years ago following three years at Westake Middle School. Ms. Stutzman graduated from Metropolitan State College of Denver with a degree in Business and Fine Arts. She went on to work in the expatriate/international finance area for eleven years. It was during this time that Ms. Stutzman volunteered with ArtReach bringing art programs to underserved communities in Denver.
Following her time working with children and realizing the healing beauty of art and expression, Diana returned to the University of Colorado Denver to acquire a teaching licensure in Elementary and Secondary Education. She then received a Masters of Education in Creativity in Curriculum and Instruction from Lesley University and an Art Therapy Certification from Loyola Marymount University.
Two of Ms. Stutzman’s proudest moments occured when she was awarded the Colorado Middle School Visual Arts Teacher of the Year and the Fulbright Scholarship to teach and study art in Japan.
In her free time, Diana loves to travel, snowshoe, fly fish, camp and work with therapy dogs.
Ms. Stutzman looks forward to many more years working with the amazing Rocky Top community. There are so many more memories and art to be made!