Diane Lockhart
Closter Upper School

Mrs. Lockhart (AKA Miss. Diane) hails from London, England arriving in the U.S. in January 2000 with her husband and 3 young boys. That summer she joined the Palisades Country Day Camp teaching, Yoga, Dance, Gymnastics and Musical Theater and continued teaching the specials during the school year. She comes from a performing arts background appearing in many Broadway shows, Movies and TV shows both in England and abroad. She has worked in all aspects of the school system including Middle and High School but feels her real love for teaching is in pre-school. She recently obtained her early childhood teaching diploma specializing in the teaching of children 2-6 years of age. She is entering her 21st year of working with the Palisades family, her boys are all alumni of the school and camp and have also spent many years working in camp. Her love for the performing arts still flickers on having taken up ballroom dancing and competing nationally. She is very excited to continue her career as an educator and hopes to bring some extra sparkle of singing and dancing into the classroom too!

Fun facts. I am a great adventurer. I climbed to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, the Great Pyramids of Giza, Mount Sinai, Hand glided off the Himalayas, traveled to Indian to teach English and worked in Hong Kong, Japan, Thailand and most of Europe. I am clearly not afraid of the world and hope to instill a sense of adventure, knowledge and confidence into my students. “The goal of early childhood education should be to activate the child’s own natural desire to learn.” ~ Maria Montessori