Dianne Yee

Associate faculty, Master of Arts in Educational Leadership and Management

Education & Technology

Throughout her educational career, Dianne has worked in both the K-12 system and in post-secondary. Dianne is currently also working as an associate professor, limited term for Western University and teaching online courses in their Doctor of Education program.  At the post secondary level, she has served as an adjunct professor and sessional instructor for Western University, the University of Calgary, the University of Regina, and Saskatchewan Institute for Applied Science and Technology (SIAST) instructing graduate courses in educational leadership, organizational change, policy and governance, educational technology, special education, and research methods. A lifelong lover of literature and books, she regularly reviews manuscripts for Solution Tree publishers.


During her K-12 career, she taught from Kindergarten to Grade 12 in 5 different school boards in Saskatchewan and Alberta, with a particular focus on middle school and high school. She was a high school English teacher and guidance counsellor before moving into leadership positions. Then she spent 15+ years as principal of five very different secondary schools. After working in a number of system leadership roles including System Principal for Secondary Schools, Director of Instructional Design and Assessment, and Area Director with Calgary Board of Education, she recently served as Superintendent of School Improvement. Her work focussed on research-based evidence of improvement in student outcomes related to academic achievement, intellectual engagement and well being for learning, as well as evidence of improvement in teacher and leader capacity. 


Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership and Educational Technology

University of Calgary

Master of Education in Educational Psychology and Educational Administration

University of Saskatchewan

Bachelor of Education in Secondary English and Educational Psychology

not listed


Yee, D. (2016). Formative assessment in high school communities of practice: Creating a culture of inquiry, introspection and improvement. In S. Scott, D. Scott and C. Webber (Eds.), Assessment in education: Implications for leadership (pp. 285-310). Cham, CH: Springer International Publishing.

Brandon, J., Saar, C., Friesen, S., Brown, B., & Yee, D. (2016, May). Pedagogical Leadership Teams: Magnifying and Spreading Impact. In M. Takeuchi, A.P. Preciado Babb, & J. Lock. IDEAS 2016: Designing for Innovation Selected Proceedings. Paper presented at IDEAS 2016: Designing for Innovation, Calgary, Canada (pp. 152-161). Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary.

Patterson, D., & Yee, D. (2002). Lessons learned: Collaborative creation of a WebCT prototype for undergraduate special education courses. ResearchGate. URL.

Yee, D. (2001). The many faces of ICT leadership for digital technologies and Canadian pedagogy. In B. Barrell (Ed.), Technology, teaching and learning: Issues in the integration of technology (pp. 223-238). Detselig Enterprises Ltd.

Yee, B., & Yee, D. (2016). Leading, teaching and learning “in the Middle”: Experiences, beliefs and values of instructional leaders, teachers and students in Finland, Germany and Canada. International Journal of Educational, and Pedagogical Sciences, 10(4), 1081-1089.

Webber, C., & Scott, S. (Yee, D., blind author). (2012). Student assessment in a Canadian civil society. Journal of Management Development, 31(1), 34-47.

Yee, D. (2000). Images of school principals' information and communications technology leadership. Journal of Information Technology for Teacher Education, 9(3), 287-302.

Yee, D., & Pawlovich, W. (1988). Students' perceptions of a compulsory career guidance program. Canadian Journal of Counselling, 22(2), 102-113.

Yee, D. (February, 2014), High school teachers as designers of learning. Alberta Education [Online].

Yee, D. (1998). In Saskatchewan: Chalk, chips and children. Educational Leadership, 55(7), 57-59.

Yee, D. (December, 1998). The importance of networking for principals. The Well-Connected Educator [Online].

Yee, D. (March, 1998). Telecommunications in middle years. The Well-Connected Educator [Online].

Yee, D. (1997). Middle years: The Saskatchewan perspective.  In the Middle, 15(3), 7-8.