Diana Finley


Diana was born into a family of educators in Montreal, Quebec, enjoying a childhood of winters in the city and summers in the eastern townships.  She was a teacher in the public schools of BC and NWT when the search for a meaningful education for her own children brought her family to the Nelson Waldorf School and the beautiful environs of Nelson.  Her journey at the school began as a parent volunteer and lasted for fifteen years while her children went through the grades.  Diana was inspired by teachers working out of a love for the developing child and appreciated the wisdom of a curriculum devoted to bringing the “right thing at the right time”.  She joined the Nelson Waldorf School faculty in 2003 and has served in many roles including learning assistance, faculty administration, and coordination of the Social Inclusion Approach.  Diana is grateful for working with a diverse community of colleagues and parents, dedicated to preparing young people for the wonders of life.

  • B.A. (Psychology) Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario
  • B.Ed. (Elementary/Junior High) University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario
  • M.A. (Counselling) Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington