Diana Suskind, Ed.D and RIE Associate, is an international Early Childhood consultant, artist and ardent traveler. A graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Diana coined the term Tarry Time in her Doctoral thesis. She is twice a Fulbright Senior Scholar, the recipient of the Distinguished Alumni of Onondaga Community College Award and the Alumni Community Service Award from The College of Brockport, NY, and on the William Nottingham High School’s Wall of Fame. Caring deeply, she spends her life offering her professional skills and personal resources to empower children and those who work with them.
Diana created Stonework Play in Nepal in 2011 as a means to foster creativity in children used to rote memorization, without burdening a school's budget. Enthusiasm for her method encouraged her to introduce it throughout the US and abroad. Stonework Play inspires children and adults to create meaningful stories through contact with nature.