Diane Lidman - Assistant Principal

Diane Lidman - Assistant Principal


It is exciting to join Thompson Middle School and become a member of the wonderful Titan learning community. During the coming year, I look forward to getting to know Thompson’s students and families.

I come to TMS with an interesting background: after 16 years practicing trademark & copyright law, I transitioned to the role of educator in 2003. The past 2 years, I worked in district administration as an assistant director of curriculum. In the course of my education, I attended Drake University and graduated from the University of Iowa (1984), DePaul University College of law (1989), National-Louis University (2006), and Aurora University (2012). My husband, Bruce, and I have five adult children, five beautiful grandchildren, and live in Wheaton.

I welcome the opportunity to serve TMS supporting our students in becoming independent, collaborative, capable, and confident young people in their community. My background as an instructional coach serves to support our staff in bringing their best practices to each child’s educational experience. Middle school students experience life as a challenging, engaging, and shifting time. I look forward to being present to honor each student’s strengths as well as help each discover healthy strategies for growth.

Please feel free to contact me with your questions, concerns and celebrations at 331-228-6069 or by email at diane.lidman@d303.org.

The year will bring moments for all of us to learn together. Let’s dwell in possibility!

Diane S. Lidman

"Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”

Benjamin Franklin