My son has been attending Diedrichsen for three years since Kindergarten, I think the staff staff and principal are great. The teachers there seem like they really care for my child's education, I hope it continues to be successful in educating our children and keeping up a great reputation. Mrs. Waugh is the current principal.
I believe thy Mrs. Carmella is a great principal. She is very interested in a cmy child's education and always gets back to me with all the concerns that I have about my child. She is a wonderful lady And I have the inmost respect for her. Hopefully she stays at this school. The staff knows that she is always watching. She has a big responsibility to are children to guide them to help them make the best possible choices so that they will have a chance in life to success and be a productive person in life.
As a parent of two children attending Diedrichsen ES for the last three years, I was concerned about the turnover in Administration. I should say that this has subsided with the current principal, Ms. Ciaramella. She is extremely interested in parental concerns, an objective listener, and proactive with intervention (when needed). We are pleased with the education that our children are getting, despite our differences in philosophy with the teacher's. We hope that Ms. Ciaramella will continue to lead, as the school will improve exponentially with each year she stays.
As noted in a previous review, something has changed at the school. The stability of the staff is changing as the senior teachers are starting to retire and more so with the principal s position as it seems to be a staging area for career moves. In the 5 years our daughter has attended the school, we are now at our 3rd principal. If this position is to be considered as the leader of the school, then the direction the school is going changes with each new person assigned. My hats off to the teaching staff, old and new as they are the ones who really interact with the kids on a daily basis and they are amazing!
This was the best school but this past year (2007-2008) something's changed. Parents are less welcomed in the school, the students are afraid of being arrested (according to my child and several of his friends-who once loved the school) and uncomfortable taking their problems to the office, the new principal is unapproachable. He treats the school like an inner city problem school instead of the great school it was. The teachers are still wonderful and the curriculum hasn't changed too much but it has lost it's welcoming happy atmosphere that it had under John Sutherland.
This is the best elementary school in all of Reno-Sparks. My daughter is a former student and my son is a current one. All the teachers are really caring and involved. The test scores reflect the amount of effort and time the teachers put into the children's education.
I really love this school. My daughter is in the 3rd grade and never got help from any other school. Well they helped her and is staying on top of things. She is know at the right level. Thanks Diedrichsen for all of youe help.