Meet the team: Diane

Team member interview

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Today we would like to introduce you to our researcher extraordinaire.  We love Diane Dillion for many reasons:  she remembers all of the books she has ever read, she speaks Italian, she is athletic, artistic, and she brings in donuts.  What’s not to love about such a well rounded person?!  Diane brings a little sunshine to us everyday; here is what she had to say about working at Bright Ideas Press:

I’ve been here for a little over 1½ fun-filled years.  I retired after 35 years as librarian, the bulk of those years for a nearby high school, the day before I started working here.  I’m on the writing team, so my assignments consist of researching and writing lessons for Simple Solutions books, researching and organizing content-based websites for lessons in all subject areas, and, like everyone else here, I help out with all the jobs needing volunteers such as folding t-shirts, packing Summer Solutions books for shipping, decorating for the holidays, . . . whatever the day brings.

I learn a lot here.  NPR’s Whad’Ya Know? quiz show has this category: THINGS YOU SHOULD HAVE LEARNED IN HIGH SCHOOL (HAD YOU BEEN PAYING ATTENTION).  I can now answer questions in that category, thanks to working with very wise people and partly from researching the major topics for writing.  I believe that the lessons we write help students develop a clear understanding of many topics, improve reading comprehension and, our raison d’être, retain that essential information or skill that further education and living in a global economy are based on.

It’s no secret here that my favorite foods are chocolate, macarons, and chocolate macarons.  Luckily, each week I rock climb, bowl, play racquetball, ski, take a yoga class, and when the weather cooperates, bike and walk.  I also love to travel, especially by bike.  I also have a series of hobbies such as knitting, beading, painting, and stained glass, and, I am equally non-proficient at all of them.

Remember! Nonessential means unimportant, but nonpareil means chocolate with sprinkles.  The Daily Mood Calendar by ©Emotionally Sound Fred

Post Author: Lori

Lori L does many things here at Simple Solutions, including writing blogs and math problems. She has an Elementary Education degree from Cleveland State University and taught many grades during her 15 years at St. Paschal Baylon School in Ohio, the first school that ever used Simple Solutions. She and her husband have two amazing children. Her free time is spent watching Cleveland sports teams including the Cavs, Indians, and even the Browns.

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