• Diane Wells

    I am a Special Education Teacher of Preschool age children at Pershing Early Learning Center.  My teaching experience in Decatur began in 1984 yet previously I taught in schools in the suburbs of Chicago.   As a Macon Piatt Special Education teacher, I have been assigned to various teaching positions with preschool age children at Harris School, Sunnyside, and Pershing.

    I have studied both Early Childhood Education and Special Education at College of DuPage, Illinois State University, and most recently at Millikin University through the PACE evening classes among the first group of adults returning to Millikin for Early Childhood Education.

    My interest in children and adults with special needs began early with relatives and peers who have special needs and volunteer experiences starting when I was a Girl Scout and beyond.

    In addition to my professional interest in education, I am also a parent within the Decatur Public Schools.