Diane Inverso, Senior Director of The Mayor’s Commission on Literacy recently celebrated her 25th Anniversary working at the Commission. Diane began her tenure in 1990 during Mayor Wilson Goode’s administration. While with the Commission, she established and coordinated the Philadelphia Professional Development Center.
She has served as the president of the Pennsylvania Association for Adult Continuing Education (PAACE) and co-Chair at the national Commission on Adult Basic Education Conference in 2007. In addition, Diane has served as a member of the Philadelphia Workforce Investment Board, Adult Basic and Literacy Education Administrator’s Association, Pennsylvania Adult Basic and Literacy Interagency Coordinating Council and she has chaired the Philadelphia Literacy Coalition.
Diane received the Excellence in Adult Literacy Award as part of the “Women of Courage, Women of Inspiration” awards. Her published articles include “Professional Development Centers Offer Professional Development Options” which was published in The Pennsylvania ABLE Staff Handbook, 1998 Edition and “Creating Effective Professional Development” published in Fieldnotes for ABLE Administrators, 2003 Edition.
She holds a master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree in education from Temple University. In 2010, Diane was named Administrator of the year by COABE, the Commission on Adult Basic Education. “I feel fortunate for having served the citizens of Philadelphia. Over these 25 years I have met and worked with many wonderful people. I look forward to continuing to build more strong relationships with the community,” Diane said reflecting on her work at the Commission. The Commission is grateful for Diane’s commitment to public service, literacy, and the City of Philadelphia.