Meet Our Team
Diane Anderson is the Director of Education and Board Member for The Leeegh, a nonprofit in education and other sectors, and also serves as the Direction of Education for Herb Rubenstein Consulting, a consulting firm in Denver. She has developed a comprehensive background in the fields of teaching, curriculum design, assessment, educational leadership, staff development, communications, and school administration. Hers experience in education spans over twenty five years, including teaching and program assessment for the United States Marine Corps and district work in Milwaukee Public Schools, Oceanside County Public Schools, and Jefferson County Schools where she moved into writing county math standards, state standard alignment, and staff development. She has worked as a legislative liaison for the district and member of the Superintendent Jane Hammond’s Teacher Cabinet. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from the Univ.of Wisconsin as well as graduate work at C.S.U. and U.C.D. She will be completing graduate studies at the University of Denver in Educational Leadership.
In 2002, her focus turned to school administration in the private schools. She is an expert in instructional leadership, school management, innovative curriculum design, including STEM programs, assessment, ACIS accreditation, and speaking engagements. She is currently the Board Chair of JEEP, a Colorado nonprofit working to create educational partnerships with a particular emphasis on P20 campuses, career academies, and STEM programs. In this capacity she is currently working with representatives from charter schools, Colo. School of Mines, NREL, Redrocks Community College, and Jeffco Schools. She has served on Gov. Ritter’s P20 committee, and worked with educational state leaders as one of the contributing authors for Colorado’s 2010 Race to the Top proposal. Diane has two grown sons; Ryan, a Denver artist and teacher, and Greg, currently completing his Bachelor Degree.
Herb Rubenstein is the founder and executive director of THE LEEEGH, a nonprofit which stands for leadership in education, energy, environment, governance and health. He is the author of the American Bar Association’s Leadership for Lawyers, (2nd ed., 2008). He is also the lead author of Leadership Development for Educators (Rowman and Littlefield, December, 2009, US Publication; Overleaf Publishing, April, 2010, India Edition). He serves as an Adjunct Faculty Member of the Global Energy Management Program of the University of Colorado, Denver. He teachers the Strategic Management Course as well as the International Course and the Washington, DC Course.
He is also the president of Herb Rubenstein Consulting and the lead author of the Financial Times/Prentice Hall business book, Breakthrough, Inc.: High Growth Strategies for Entrepreneurial Organizations. He has lectured on leadership and ethics at George Washington University, Washington and Lee University, The Air Force Academy, the University of Colorado at Boulder, the University of New Orleans, and Colorado State University.
He is a Phi Beta Kappa/Omicron Delta Kappa graduate in Politics and Economics from Washington and Lee University where he was Chair of the Student Curriculum Committee and Captain of the Golf Team. He was a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar at the University of Bristol in Bristol, England and the Lyndon B. Johnson Scholar at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. His law degree is from Georgetown University. He is a member of the DC, MD and VA Bar Associations. He is married to Dr. Laurie J. Bassi, Ph.D and has two grown children, Jason, a Rabbi, and Kathleen, a lawyer with the Sargent Shriver Center for Poverty Law.
* The concept is incredibly important. I believe that building leadership capacity at all levels of school districts is essential if we are to solve our problems of practice and focus on continuous improvement...[read more]
Cindy Stevenson Superintendent, Jefferson County Schools, Golden CO