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Special education professional

Diane Patricia Ashton, American special education professional. Certified school administrator, school psychologist; licensed educational psychologist.


Ashton, Diane Patricia was born on March 17, 1948 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Daughter of Ruth (Fine) Goldine.


Bachelor, University of California at Los Angeles, 1969. Master of Education, University Southern California, Los Angeles, 1972. Doctor of Philosophy, University Southern California, Los Angeles, 1978.


Psychologist, Ashworth Cons., Los Angeles, 1974-1976;psychologist, Long Beach (California) Unified School District, 1976-1978;psychologist, Los Angeles County Superintendent Schools, 1978-1980;psychologist, Sonoma County Office Education, Santa Rosa, California, 1980-1985;from psychologist to assistant director, Sonoma County Special Education Local Plan Area, Santa Rosa, 1986-1991;program director, Sonoma County Special Education Local Plan Area, Santa Rosa, since 1991. Consultant various school districts since 1986. Expert witness various school districts, since 1990.

Adjunct Professor Sonoma State University, since 1987.


  • Certified school administrator, school psychologist. Licensed educational psychologist.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: Best Practices in Early Childhood Assessment, 1990. Developer: Multi-disciplinary Preschool Assessment, 1987. Presenter numerous workshops/seminars in field.


Board directors Young Women’s Christian Association, Sonoma County, 1986-1990, Sonoma County Synagogue Center, 1983-1986. Member National Association of School Psychologists, California Association School Psychologists (Outstanding School Psychologist 1989, treasurer 1990-1991, chairman Early Childhood Committee 1989-1991), Association California School Administrators, Sonoma County Association School Psychologists (president 1987).


1 child, Faya Ashton.

Ruth (Fine) Goldine Ashton

Faya Ashton