Diane Davenport is a well-known teacher of music and theatre who regularly presents workshops in arts education and literacy for teachers throughout the country. An arts educator for over 40 years, Davenport has taught at all levels and has been an administrator and curriculum specialist in the arts in schools in Illinois and Missouri. She taught music for 26 years in the School District of University City and19 years at The New City School, as well as many years teaching at COCA and the former CASA, the community music school. She is currently an artist in residence at Metro Theater Company. She holds degrees from Millikin University and Webster University.