Deana (dee-na) Moore has been teaching Early Childhood Special Education and PreK at Dayton's Bluff since 2014 but has been teaching since 1998. She received her bachelor's degree in Child Psychology, her early childhood, early childhood special education, and elementary teaching degrees/licenses at the University of Minnesota and her Masters degree in Autism Spectrum Disorders at Concordia University. She has experience teaching 1st/2nd grade, PreK, 3 year olds, and early childhood special education in both Minnesota and Arizona.
At home, she enjoys cooking, gardening, and creating classroom materials. Her favorite thing to cook is Italian food and she loves trying new recipes. She is passionate about teaching special education students in the general education PreK and spends much of her time adapting and modifying the curriculum so that all students can learn.
Ms. Deana has a 24 year old son, Nate, who is an Athletic Trainer at a Minneapolis high school and an extremely spoiled 2 year old French Bulldog named Maddie. Ms. Deana grew up in the southwestern United States (Arizona and California) and moved to Minnesota in 1993. Her favorite things about Minnesota are the varied seasons and how each one is unique and special. She currently resides in Apple Valley.
In her professional life, Ms. Deana loves being a teacher of young children. She values teaching students to be independent, hard-working, and creative. She believes her most important jobs are to teach her PreK students how to have love and enthusiasm for school and how to negotiate and have positive social interactions with their peers. Her favorite part of the day is Large Group Meeting time. She finds it fun teaching the children new songs, vocabulary, and introducing them to different kinds of literature that they might not be exposed to!
Degrees and Certifications: BA - Child Psychology and Early Childhood Education (U of MN), MA - Elementary Education, Early Childhood Special Education, and Autism Spectrum Disorders
7:15am Arrival/Sign In/Ease In
8:10am Morning Meeting
8:30am Literacy Small Groups/Independent Reading
9:10am Music and Movement
9:40am Active Learning
10:40am Music or Science
11:55am Rest/Quiet Time
12:25pm Math Small Groups/Active Learning
1:10pm Regroup to Revisit