Dianna Carrizales-Engelmann

Dianna Carrizales-Engelmann

Board Member

"Some of the best things in life are on the other side of difficult conversations."

- Kwame Christian

B.A in Psychology, University of Texas, San Antonio
M.A. in Special Education, University of Oregon
Ph.D. in School Psychology, University of Oregon

Dianna Carrizales-Engelmann, Ph.D., has centered much of her professional career on the development and implementation of large-scale assessments, as well as on supporting equitable and inclusive practices in educational administration. Between 2008 and 2012, Dr. Carrizales-Engelmann served in the capacity of Director for Monitoring, Systems, and Outcomes in the then Office of Student Learning and Partnerships at the Oregon Department of Education (ODE). From 2012 to 2014, Dr. Carrizales-Engelmann supported the initial development of the SMARTER Balanced national assessments as a contracted project manager across multiple aspects of the assessment's development. Over the course of her career, Dr. Carrizales-Engelmann has also served local schools as a licensed school psychologist. In her current position as Assistant Dean for Administration, Equity and Inclusion in the College of Education at the University of Oregon, she helps implement the college's governance policies with a specific focus on supporting and facilitating the college's shared work in equity and inclusion. Dr. Carrizales-Engelmann works closely with the college's various operational teams on matters requiring administrative action and represents the college to local, regional, and national partners. Dr. Carrizales-Engelmann is a co-author of Merrell's Strong Kids and Merrell's Strong Teens, social and emotional learning curricula for grades 3-12 that are based on the work of late University of Oregon Professor Ken Merrell. 

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