Degrees and Certifications:
I graduated from Deshler High School in 1984. I received my B.S. and M.A. in Early Childhood Education from the University of North Alabama (UNA) in Florence Alabama. In 2005, I received my M.A. in Library Science from the University of West Alabama (UWA) in Livingston, Alabama.
Miss Diane Oaks
The 2019 - 2020 school year starts my thirteenth year as the librarian/media specialist at R. E. Thompson. Before serving as the librarian, I taught 3rd grade for nine years at R.E.T. I taught preschool, first, second, and third grade during my career at Mars Hill Bible School between 1990 -- 1997.
I have been an avid reader my entire life. As a child, I loved reading the Nancy Drew Mystery Series by Carolyn Keene and the Little House Series by Laura Ingalls Wilder. I enjoy reading the Harry Potter books by JK Rowling, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, watching Alabama football (Roll Tide!), Atlanta Braves baseball, and creating memory albums.