Ms. Dean has a BS in Fashion Marketing from the University of Maryland. Master's in Elementary Education from Marymount University. Mrs. Dean worked as a Kindergarten assistant for 6 years at Barrett Elementary before returning to school and receiving her Master's. She taught at Patrick Henry for over 8 years.
Hello! I am thrilled to be teaching third grade at Patrick Henry again this year! Third grade is very special to me because that's the year I moved with my family from Cairo, Egypt to Los Angeles, California. I hope third grade will be very memorable for all of you too! I attended U.C. Berkeley (go bears!) and when I decided I wanted to be a teacher, I moved to New York to attend Teachers College at Columbia University for my Master's Degree. I have taught in California, New York and Virginia and have loved all three states. I now live in Arlington, VA with my husband. When I am not at school you can find me reading, writing (or meeting my writing group to talk about writing), hiking and traveling. I can't wait to explore third grade with you all!
I grew up in Rochester, NY where I graduated from SUNY Brockport with a Bachelors of Science degree in Elementary Education. I received my Masters degree in Literacy with an additional certification in Special Education from St. John Fisher College.; In my free time I enjoy reading, exercising and playing softball. My favorite team is the Mets! I am excited to be joining the Patrick Henry family!