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Diana Keathley

Author of GodSway: My Anecdotes with God, Diana Skidmore Keathley is a life-long foreign language educator, specializing in Spanish Language and English as a Second Language. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish and Latin American Studies from Oklahoma State University and a Master of Education degree in TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) and Language Acquisition from University of Central Oklahoma.



Fluent in Spanish, Diana has ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language) Bilingual Certification at the Advanced level in both oral proficiency and written language in Spanish. She has taught Spanish at all levels, K-12, in both public and private schools, English Immersion grades 2-5, and Spanish Immersion grade 4.

After a 30+ year career in K-12, mostly in Tulsa Public Schools, she moved on to manage the adult ESL program of YWCA Tulsa’s Immigrant and Refugee Services for almost eight years, where she more than quadrupled the scope and funding of the program during her tenure. As manager of the adult education program at YWCA Tulsa, Ms. Keathley was instrumental in garnering several federal grants from the Department of Education, USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Services), and the Office of Refugee Resettlement, as well as other private grants and funding opportunities for the I & R department. One source alone grew from $57,000/year in 2012 to more than $250,000/year in 2020 as a result of her leadership in the department and her participation in the grant-writing process.


Music and Writing

Throughout her life Diana has also been involved in music and writing. As a singer/song writer, she has experience in both religious and secular venues, and was once invited to sing at the famous Bluebird Café in Nashville. Her writing has been published in both print and online formats, including Tulsa World, Arizona Literary Magazine, and the Amy Writing Foundation. She has won awards, including cash prizes, for her writing in poetry and inspirational/creative non-fiction categories. Now retired from her career in education, Diana is focusing on writing and church leadership.


Community and Church

She has been active in several local churches for many years where she was part of a Worship Team, has led Bible Studies and Life Groups, and has served on the Prayer Team, the Host Team, and the Chazown Experience Team. For several years she worked with those teams as a Community Leader, overseeing other volunteers.
Her true-life stories of God’s intervention, protection, provision, and personal communication, as laid out in her first book, GodSway: My Anecdotes with God, have had an impact on her students and her peers, in addition to her family. Seeing that her supernatural experiences have had a positive effect on people around her, Diana feels called to share them on a broader scale and is passionate about helping others have a more intimate and powerful relationship with God.


Family and Home

Diana resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with her husband of 43 years. She loves spending time with extended family and playing games – especially Corn Hole (“bags”) and Catch Phrase –with their four adult children, their spouses, and five grandchildren. When she is not singing, writing, or teaching, Diana enjoys walking and working puzzles of all kinds.