Dr. Diana Walsh-Reuss represents the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) on the ACS WASC Commission. For over 41 years, Diana Walsh-Reuss has focused on supporting students with the greatest needs throughout her career in education. Recently retired, Dr. Walsh-Reuss has served as Riverside County Associate Superintendent leading Alternative Education, Special Education, Head Start, State Preschool, Child Care, Migrant Head Start, Migrant Education and the county office in a variety of capacities. During her tenure with the county office, all alternative programs achieved WASC accreditation and she facilitated the creation of three charter high schools. Her other career experiences have included teaching pre-K through adult education as well as being an assistant principal, principal, director, and assistant superintendent.
Prior to joining the county office, Dr. Walsh-Reuss served and supported the students of Moreno Valley USD for 15 years as a special education teacher, coach and mentor as well as serving in multiple administrative positions. Prior to that, she taught general and special education in Michigan. Currently, she consults and coaches educational leaders and works with several universities.
Understanding the importance of community involvement and commitment to stakeholders, Dr. Walsh-Reuss chairs the Board of Directors for two non-profits, is past chair of First 5 Riverside Commission, and is involved in state task forces and workgroups. She has also been engaged in a number of WASC visits since the early 1990s and has chaired numerous visitations. Additionally, Diana presently serves on the ACS WASC Executive Committee as Chair of Nominating,
Throughout her career, Dr. Walsh-Reuss has dedicated herself to the success of at-risk students and to her unwavering belief that "All students can learn."