Director - Office of the State Board
Diane Shoener serves as director of the State Board Office for the New Jersey Department of Education. In her current role, Ms. Shoener serves as the liaison for the state board members to the commissioner, the agency, the education association, and the general public. Ms. Shoener is responsible for the coordination and preparation of the monthly state board agenda, supervises the coordination of the administrative code process, and serves as administrative practice officer for the agency. She has worked for the NJDOE in various capacities since 2000.
Prior to her current role, Ms. Shoener worked as an education program development specialist for the agency, responsible for regulatory policy analysis and research; reviewing administrative code and early childhood programs; and analyzing, reviewing and advising on policies for Abbott and non-Abbott district early childhood education programs. She also served as a manager in the Division of Early Childhood Education.
Before joining the NJDOE, Ms. Shoener worked as assistant director for the Jewish Community Center in Scranton, Pa.; as a first-grade teacher at St. Cyril and Methodius School in Olyphant, Pa.; as a consultant for Harcourt Learning Direct; a group supervisor at Marywood University; and an adjunct faculty member in the Department of Social and Behavioral Science at Keystone College.
Ms. Shoener received a Bachelor of Science degree in education from East Stroudsburg University; a Master of Science degree from Marywood University; and earned credits to obtain her New Jersey Supervisory Certificate from both Rider and William Paterson universities.