Degrees and Certifications:

Early Childhood Education (Grades P-3)--Samford University Early Childhood Special Education (Grades P-3)--Samford University Elementary Education (Grades K-6)--Samford University Collaborative Special Education (Grades K-6)--Samford University Library Media Specialist (Grades P-12) Master's Degree--University of West Alabama Middle School English Language Arts (Grades 4-8)

Mrs. April Dean

   I have been teaching since 2005, and this is my second year to teach at East Elementary School, where I was a student myself many years ago.
   I am married to Brett Dean and we have two precious boys, Graham (8) and Davis (3).  I love traveling, running, and being outdoors with my family.
   In our cactus-themed classroom, our class motto is "We ROOT for each other" because I believe we all do our best when we feel supported and encouraged by others.  When we're all on the same team, everyone can succeed and reach his or her full potential.
   This year is especially exciting because I am moving from 4th grade to 5th grade, so I already know many of your sweet faces.  We are going to have a great year together in 5th grade!
My Favorites:
Place I've Traveled: Italy
Color: Green
Snack: Plain M&Ms
Coffee: Salted Caramel Mocha
Pizza Topping: Pineapple