New Jersey Department of Education

Diana Pasculli

Deputy Assistant Commissioner - Performance

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Diana Pasculli is the Deputy Assistant Commissioner for Performance, in the Division of Academics and Performance at the New Jersey Department of Education. In this role, she oversees the offices that handle educator certification, preparation, school performance reports, and the statewide student assessment system.  Ms. Pasculli has co-led 2018 Assessment Outreach and the New Jersey Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) State Plan development and focused on engaging a diverse group of stakeholders throughout the process.

Prior to her current role, Ms. Pasculli was Chief Public Affairs Officer for the department, managing press, publications, messaging, and stakeholder outreach. She also was Director of the Office of Educator Policy and Outreach, as well as a legal analyst for the DOE.

Previously, Ms. Pasculli was a middle school teacher for six years, first in Bronx, New York and then in Newark, New Jersey.

Ms. Pasculli earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Smith College, a Master of Science in Teaching and Childhood Education from Fordham University and a Juris Doctor from Rutgers Law School.

Ms. Pasculli was born and raised in New Jersey and currently lives in Mercer County with her husband and two children.


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