Dianne Bradley of Silver Spring, Maryland is a long-time educator having taught, counseled and supervised in Montgomery County Public Schools for over 30 years, and then was the Director of the Creative Initiatives in Teacher Education program at the University of Maryland for 10 years. She has authored numerous professional journal articles and co-authored three books on education. Dr. Bradley earned a PhD in Education from Walden University, an MA from California State University, and a BA from the University of Maryland. She has been active with YFU for over twenty years. Bradley is a mother and grandmother to an extended YFU family, volunteers as an active Area Representative and Area Coordinator for her local YFU community, Chairs the Volunteer Voice Council of the Southeast District and serves on the National Council of Volunteers.