Diane Hunt is the Lower School Head. “Though I work hard and value serious thought and effort, I believe deeply in the importance and the power of play, both physical play and intellectual play,” she says.
Hunt appreciates the openness, generosity, and inquisitiveness of the Lower School students. “They live life with gusto,” she says. She hopes her students always remember to look for the “wonder, beauty, awe, delight, and joy of the life and learning experiences that surround them.”
Hunt began teaching math in the Upper School at Charles Wright in 1979. She served as the head of the Middle School for 18 years and was named the head of the Lower School in 2006. She often leads outdoor education groups at Charles Wright. Before arriving at Charles Wright, Diane taught in a public junior high school and at Pacific Lutheran University.
Hunt enjoys bicycling, backpacking, kayaking, and listening to music. She serves on the board of the Tacoma Youth Chorus and the board of the ARK Institute of Learning, a nonprofit agency dedicated to diminishing the impact of learning disorders in the lives of individuals.