A new teacher with a familiar face


Diane Brown, a frequent substitute teacher for the West Linn Wilsonville School District, was recently hired for a part-time position as a learning specialist.

“I work part-time in the mornings and teach two classes,” Brown said. “I teach an achievement center class and a reading and writing lab.” She graduated from University of California at Santa Barbara and attended San Francisco State University school to obtain her regular and special education teaching certificates. Since then, Brown has taught collectively for 12 years.

“I am enjoying my teaching position and love being at the high school,” Brown said. “The best part of my job is the time I spend with the students teaching and getting to know West Linn High School.”

In her free time Brown enjoys reading, cooking and running. She is currently training to run in a womens 1/2 marathon called the Hippy Chick 1/2 on May 12 at the Gordon Faber Recreation Complex.

“I love to travel, too, especially to Hawaii,” she said. “I went to Iceland in the fall and saw the northern lights from the airplane on the way there.  It was pretty cool.”
Brown hopes to continue her career at WLHS as a part-time teacher until a full time position opens.