Krystal Diaz

Director of District and School Leadership

Krystal joined PBLWorks in 2014 as National Faculty, delivering high quality PBL professional development to schools and districts. She now serves as Director of District and School Leadership where she coaches leaders to transform educational institutions. She is committed to providing all students with an equitable education, especially those furthest from opportunity. Krystal believes in the power of the educator and will stand with districts to leverage their capacity through joy, innovation, and an unwavering commitment to quality and equity. 

Krystal has deep experience working in urban educational settings — spanning from charter, private, alternative, and public institutions — within the Los Angeles region including serving as a PBL classroom teacher, an instructional coach, and a district Linked Learning Coordinator where she supported the launch and implementation of Career Technical Education (CTE) Pathways. She holds a strong reputation as a champion for all students and believes that we can do more to create student-centered classrooms that develop student agency and purpose. 

She holds a BA in Sociology, two MA degrees in Secondary English Education and Professional Writing, and certification in both Literacy & Reading and Administrative Leadership. 

Krystal has two smart kids: Keilana and Milo. Her hope for them is that they always get the teacher that lovingly pushes them to be the best version of themselves.