• Dr. Sumner
    Dr. Dianna Sumner
    Email: dianna.dix@slps.org
    Room Number(s): 117
    Subject(s): American History, AP World History, Contemporary Issues
    Building Phone: (314) 457-0582
    Teacher Message: Hello!  My name is Dr. Dianna Sumner and I am a Social Studies teacher at Carnahan High School of the Future.  I have been at Carnahan and in St. Louis Public Schools for 13 years and have enjoyed every moment of it.  I am very passionate about the education of our young generations and helping our young adult learners succeed in whatever pursuits their hearts and minds desire.  Please feel free to contact me or visit my classroom at any time!
     
     
    2020 Humanities Educator of the Year 
     

     
     
    Biography:
    Dr. Sumner has worked at Carnahan High School of the Future for 13 years (14 including her internship at Carnahan under the leadership of Principal Dr. Alice Roach--who won the Lifetime Achiever in Education Award in 2015).  Dr. Sumner received her Bachelors Degree in Education with an emphasis in Social Science at Harris-Stowe State University in 2007.  In 2015, she completed her Masters Degree in School Administration at Lindenwood University.  In 2018, Dr. Sumner completed her Doctorate Degree in Education with an emphasis in Teacher Leadership at Maryville University.  Just recently in 2020, Dr. Sumner finished her second Masters Degree in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Reading along with her K-12 Reading Certification.  Dr. Sumner is currently pursuing her National Board Certification.
    Youth and Government Youth and Government (City Convention) Youth and Government (State Convention)
    Youth and Government Program-Carnahan Delegation (Click here to find out more!)
     
    During her tenure at St. Louis Public Schools, Dr. Sumner has been recognized for various accolades in education:
    • St. Louis Public Schools Humanities Educator of the Year, 2019-2020
    • WE Teachers Award Recipient, 2019-2020
    • December Carnahan High School of the Future Teacher of the Month, 2018
    • St. Louis Public Schools Humanities Educator of the Year (Semi-Finalist), 2017-2018
    • St. Louis Public Schools Humanities Educator of the Year (Runner-Up), 2016-2017
    • Missouri State Teacher of the Year (Nominee), 2013-2014
    • St. Louis Family Magazine Excellence in Education Award Recipient (2nd Place), 2013-2014
    • St. Louis Public Schools Teacher of the Year, 2013-2014
    • Roger L. Goldman St. Louis Public Schools Middle/High School Social Studies Teacher of the Year Award Recipient, 2013-2014
    • MLB People's All Star Teacher Award Nominee Candidacy, 2013-2014
    • Honary Guest to Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander for UMSL Commencement Ceremony, 2013
    • Pettus Foundation Award of Excellence Recipient, 2012-2013
    • September Carnahan High School of the Future Teacher of the Month, 2012
     Honorary Guest to UMSL Commencement Ceremony with Missouri's Secretary of State Jason Kander
    Special Guest with Secretary of State of Missouri Jason Kander (2013-2014)
     
     
    Professional Experience:
    Dr. Sumner performs the following roles within St. Louis Public Schools:
    • Professional Learning Committee Leader (PLC)
    • Social Studies Department Chair
    • Building Teacher Mentor for SLPS New Teachers Program
    • Student Mentor
    • Youth and Government Advisor-Coach
    • UMSL Adjunct Professor, Literacy
      
    Degrees and Certifications:
    • Doctorate Degree in Education-Emphasis in Teacher Leadership (Maryville University), Honors
    • Masters in Secondary Education-Emphasis in Reading (University of Missouri, St. Louis), Honors
    • Master of Arts in School Administration (Lindenwood University) Honors
    • Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education-Emphasis in Social Science (Harris-Stowe State University) Salutatorian, Summa Cum Laude
    • Associate Degree in Science (Lewis and Clark Community College), Honors
    • Career Continuous Professional Certification (MODESE)
    • K-12 Special Reading Certification (UMSL)
    • eMINTS Certification (University of Missouri)
    • AP World History Certification (Southeast Missouri State University)
    • AP U.S. History Certification (Southeast Missouri State University)
     
     Mr. Malumbia and Dr. Sumner
    Dr. Valentine Malumbila