Please join me in celebrating Diane Carlson Jones, who plans to retire at the end of this year! This page is an opportunity to write your thoughts, memories, and well wishes. We invite all faculty, staff, students, alums, and friends to share.
Patricia A. Wasley,
Dean and Professor
University of Washington College of Education
Wasn't it just yesterday that you joined us? I remember interviewing you and thinking, "We will be lucky to have her on this faculty." And, I was right. You have been a wonderful colleague. While I know that Educational Psychology benefited greatly from your contributions, it is your participation and leadership in the teacher education program that I most appreciate. Your knowledge, insights, and effective teaching contributed significantly to the growth of the TEPers into competent beginners. Thank you.
We will miss you, but know that going "home" to Texas will open yet another new phase of your life. Enjoy.
Goes without saying HOW I'm going to miss you in 322 and the CoE.
Here are some things I associate with you:
1. Our mutual love of Thin Mints on ice and black licorice.
It has been a pleasure to be able to work with and for you these last ten years that I've been here. We have been through a lot together; good times (Laura's wedding preparation) with laughter, and bad times (your Mom's death and my Dad's death). You keep in touch please and stop in when you are back in the PNW.
I appreciate this chance to extend a well-wishes and happy trails message for Diane. What I've most appreciated in working with Diane has been the fact that she's always worked with staff as full colleagues with all of the trust, respect and mutuality that that implies. Her efforts at community-building in the College have been most admirable.
We won't be able to replace you, Diane!
All best in TX,
Thank you for compassionately pushing me to do my best. In class, you champion the importance of caring student-teacher relationships. As a professor and advisor, you walk the talk. You patiently guide me through challenges, both personal and professional. Always listening. Always responsive. Asking just the right questions to focus my thinking and nudge me in the right direction. You inspire me to define my passion and go after it. For all of this and more, I am truly grateful. I will miss you.
Wow where do I even begin? You have been such a powerful and positive force in my life. You were always there to motivate me and keep me on track during my scholastic endeavors. Never once did you give up on me or my dreams. The journey through graduate school can be a very a stressful and overwhelming task yet you were always there to make it possible and even exciting. You have inspired me to be a better psychologist and person. Thank you and I know this is not goodbye just good luck!
Thanks again Diane for everything, especially just being you!
I cannot believe you are RETIRING. Aren't you too young for that? I am truly jealous. With that said, I will think of you as a colleague who always had an open door and the time to talk about the most serious as well as the silliest topics. Students always raved about your commitment to their learning. You provided very wise advice in the Educational Psychology Area meetings. Your year as the COE faculty president brought with it great introspection, which we all needed. Thanks for everything.
I wish you the very best Diane! Thanks for everything. You've been a warm and caring colleague. I will miss you.
You will be missed! You have been an inspiration and support to faculty and students throughout your time at the UW COE. Thank you for all you have done for us. I'll look forward to staying in touch and hearing all about your grant work that will continue!
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