Diana Coulton Beebe, M.A.
Head of School, The Holton-Arms School, Bethesda , Maryland
Nominee: Melvine Levine
Diana Coulton Beebe has been a teacher and educator since she began teaching high school English at Shaker Heights High School in 1964. She has taught at both public and independent schools. Prior to coming to Holton-Arms as Head of School in 1992, she was the Director of the Middle School at Holland Hall School in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she taught and worked in administration for 16 years. She has been active in the girls’ movement and served as the president of the National Coalition of Girls’ Schools (NCGS) and president of the National Association of Principals of Schools for Girls (NAPSG). In 1999, she represented NAPSG at the Girls’ School Association in London, England, and in 2003 she represented NCGS at the Girls’ School Conference in Sydney, Australia. She is also a member of the Head Mistresses of the East and Headmasters’ Association and serves on a number of other educational association boards.
Mrs. Beebe received her M.A. in Educational Leadership from The University of Tulsa and her B.A. in English from The College of Wooster. She grew up in Hudson, Ohio and attended Hathaway Brown School in Cleveland.
Mrs. Beebe and her husband, John, have two grown children and two grandchildren.