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Boettcher, Diane

Senior Faculty
Boston College
School Affiliation

Cambridge College School of Psychology and Counseling

Academic Focus

School counseling and guidance program evaluation

Courses Taught

School Guidance Internship and Fieldwork

Counseling in the Schools

Professional Seminar


Ed.D. - Boston College - Educational leadership

M.A. - New York University - College student personnel

B.A. - State University of New York at Buffalo

Professional Experience

Educational consultant: assessment specialist - leader in guidance program evaluation projects and implementing a developmental guidance curriculum.

  • Adjunct faculty, Suffolk University - taught Groups in Schools
  • Watertown Public Schools, Watertown, MA - Director of guidance and testing, K-12
  • Marblehead Public Schools, Marblehead, MA - Director of guidance, K-12
  • North Andover Public Schools, North Andover, MA - Special education department head, team chairperson K-12, high school guidance counselor and vocational counselor
  • Winchester Public Schools, Winchester, MA - School adjustment counselor, elementary level; high school guidance counselor and max ed career coordinator
  • Gardner Public Schools, Gardner, MA - School counselor
  • Masconomet Regional High School - Math teacher


Research & Publications
  • Evaluated the school counseling program using the Mass Model for Comprehensive School Counseling
  • Revised Watertown's Six Year Curriculum Cycle Handbook
  • Designed and coordinated guidance program evaluation projects for public schools in Weston, Watertown and North Andover
Selected Presentations

Using Data to Improve Instruction - Harvard Graduate School of Education

Using Assessment to Improve Instruction - NativityMiguel conference, Chicago, IL

Using MCAS Data, Including NCS Mentor, to Facilitate Teacher Learning, Develop Improved Instructional Strategies and Better Understand Scoring Rubrics - Boston Public Schools

Conducting a Guidance Program Evaluation That Works - MASCA

Developmental Guidance Programs in an Era of Time and Learning

Professional Memberships & Affiliations
  • New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) Steering Committee member, Watertown High School
  • NEASC visiting team member
  • Massachusetts School Counselors Association - Vice President for Guidance Administrators
  • American School Counselors Association (ASCA)
  • Massachusetts School Counselors Association (MASCA)