District Management Group team members share the drive and skills to tackle the most complex challenges,
the commitment and tenacity to work through the complexities of implementation, and
the passion to make a difference in public education.

Diane Ullman

Dr. Diane Ullman

Senior Director

Dr. Ullman is a Senior Director at DMGroup who provides direct support to numerous consulting engagements. Formerly the Chief Talent Officer for the Connecticut State Department of Education, her work encompassed a broad range of talent development strategies, including improving educator preparation, recruitment, evaluation and support as well as the development of school and district leadership capacity.

Professional experience

  • Superintendent of Schools in Simsbury, Connecticut, a school district of 5,000 students that is nationally recognized as a top performing school district.
  • At Simsbury, led a number of improvement initiatives including implementing a new vision for classroom technology, a reorganization of special education services, a new strategic planning process, professional learning communities, and K-12 standards-led curriculum and instruction. It was during her tenure as superintendent and her work with these initiatives that she began engaging with DMGroup.
  • Senior Advisor to the principal preparation program (UCAPP) at the University of Connecticut Neag School Of Education where she also teaches classes in the superintendent preparation program and a leads a seminar for early career superintendents.
  • Vice Chair of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) Commission on American and International Education; named Paul Harris Fellow by Rotary International.


  • BA from Regis College
  • MA from Northeastern University
  • PhD from University of Colorado
  • 2012 Connecticut Superintendent of the Year
  • Excellence in Educational Leadership Award, 2008, University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA)