Diana Couch received her BS from the University of Texas at El Paso in 1991 with a special endorsement in Reading. She began working in the Socorro Independent School District upon graduation. Her first teaching assignment was a first grade class followed by assignments ranging from Pre-kinder through fourth grade. The couch family moved to the Paosa Springs area in the summer of 2011. She began working as a substitute teacher until November of 2016 when she accepted a position with the Pagosa Springs Elementary working individually with students in the classroom along with other assignments. She continues her post retirement position with love and enthusiasm. Children and education have always been her passion and she believes in a strong educational foundation for all to be successful and productive members of society.