Bess Maxwell Elementary

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Mrs. Diane Wiese

Phone: 707-464-0220


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Liberal Studies, Minor in ESL Reading Certificate M.Ed. Educational Administration

Mrs. Diane Wiese

Welcome to Bess Maxwell School!

I am very excited to be a part of the Bess Maxwell team!

This is my 23rd year in education and 8th year as an administrator.  I have been a teacher/administrator at Joe Hamilton School, Margaret Keating School, Mountain School, Smith River School and now Bess Maxwell.  

I was born and raised here in Crescent City and am very proud to call it home.  After graduating from Del Norte High School, I served for three years on active duty in the Army and six year in the Air National Guard.  

We here at Bess Maxwell want families to be involved in the education of their children.  We welcome volunteers in the classroom - please stop in the office to find out how you can become a volunteer!  We always need help in many different areas, i.e., classroom, office, and parent committees.

The Bess Maxwell staff are a warm and welcoming group of people and I look forward to meeting you.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call the office at 464-0220.

Diane Wiese, Principal