Ms. Diannis Barban
Diannis Barban graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelors degree in English-Creative Writing and International Studies. During her undergrad years she sought to combine civic engagement with academics and she achieved that by graduating as a Civic Scholar. Knowing her passion for writing, she pursued the Creative Writing track during college and graduated with a completed honors thesis thanks to the support of talented faculty. She is a student at heart and believes that is the true mark of a teacher. From the age of fifteen on she discovered her desire to serve and teach her own generation as she was given several leadership roles within her community, high school, and university. In all her roles, she has worked to build a community where each student is comfortable sharing their ideas and making mistakes as part of the learning process. Ms. Barban believes that education should be done creatively and every student should find joy in their literary discoveries. Ms. Barban is thrilled to join the firebird family this 2018-19 school year.