The following testimonial was shared by West Muskingum Local Schools in selecting Diana Smith as a 2016 Celebrate Teaching Distinguished Educator. 

Diana Smith fully embraces her role and responsibilities as a professional educator. She is highly effective in working with students in her classroom and is a highly effective teacher leader. She is a continual learner and is committed to bringing her best to her students and her colleagues. Diana never fails to accept a challenge and approaches purposeful change in a methodical and objective manner. 

At the heart of Diana's core values is a sincere care for her students. She consistently finds innovative ways to engage her students in science and to help them to "think" like a scientist.She also effectively integrates technology as a tool for learning. Diana is able to take challenging students and have them fully engage in the learning process. She is able to see and celebrate the small victories with her students. 

Diana Smith is a contributing faculty member of the West Muskingum Middle School and the West Muskingum Local School District. When I think of Diana Smith, I vision a distinguished educator.