Hannah Dietsch has served as the Louisiana Department of Education’s assistant superintendent for talent since 2012. In this role, Hannah leads the development and implementation of policies and programs related to educator preparation, licensure, and workforce management. During her tenure in this role, Louisiana adopted landmark teacher preparation and licensure policies arising from the nationally recognized Believe and Prepare teacher preparation pilot program. These regulations ensure that every teacher preparation program in Louisiana will include a full year of classroom practice alongside an expert mentor.
Hannah began her career in education as a middle school English teacher in Baltimore City, and went on to leadership roles at the Maryland State Department of Education, the New York City Department of Education, and at Teach For America and TNTP. At TNTP, Hannah worked closely with Louisiana’s Recovery School District and with the Louisiana Department of Education to design and launch educator evaluation and support systems. At the New York City Department of Education, Hannah was responsible for reorganizing support for the City’s schools, shifting from a regional structure to the network structure established as part of Chancellor Joel Klein’s Children First agenda.
Hannah holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Tulane University, a master’s degree in teaching from Johns Hopkins University, and a master’s degree in education from Harvard University. Hannah lives in New Orleans with her husband and two young daughters.