I'm Mrs. Deason, and I am excited to be your child's kindergarten inclusion teacher this school year! I wanted to extend a warm and friendly welcome to our new kindergarten families. We are going to have an amazing year together! I can't wait to get to know all of you and your little ones!!
A Little About Me: I was born and raised right here in our beautiful city of Tallahassee! I myself am a product of our local schools as a Trailblazer(3rd-5th), Buck and Timberwolf. I have many wonderful long lasting experiences and connections to these schools. In December of 2006, I graduated from Flagler College(TCC campus) with a dual degree in both Elementary and Exceptional Education. During college I was lucky enough to get a well rounded education that allowed me to also become certified in ESOL & become Reading Endorsed. I completed my college education with an internship at Ft. Braden under the late and great Jimbo Jackson. While at the Fort, I was privileged with opportunities in both the Kindergarten & ESE resource settings. After my college graduation, I took various substitute jobs at Kate Sullivan, Springwood & Woodville before being a full time Pioneer at the Fort as an assistant reading coach. After the birth of my beautiful boy( a month early), I quickly came to the conclusion that it was time to stay home with my newborn son while he was in the NICU. I've been extremely blessed to have those amazing moments with him at home early on while he was so young.
I taught varying exceptionalities(self-contained) when coming to Hawks Rise for the first 5 years and then I co-taught 4th grade math and 3rd-5th science/social studies for a year and now Kindergarten (for 5 years). I also taught resource classes in reading and math in 1st grade one year! I love it here for the almost 12 years I've been at Hawks Rise! It has been such a joy to teach here among some of the most legendary faculty members and be a part of an amazing school family!!
I absolutely love teaching Kindergarten... it has my heart!!
My Family: I have been married to my wonderful husband, Jared, for 17 years and we have a terrific son! My boy, Nolan, is attending Montford Middle School as a 8th grader this school year(already to get a drivers lisence and take off to highschool& college he thinks). I have a few other four-legged "family" members: the Deason's love all of our CRAZY weiner dogs yes were truly meant to be a doxie family!!! We also have a family farm in neighboring Gadsden and Liberty counties full of deer along with a catfish pond.
A Few of My Favorite Things: My family life keeps me pretty well busy(especially as a new Aunt Nee Nee), but I also love reading about places to travel(fell in love with river boating this past summer), experimenting with cooking in our new tiny barndiminimum kitchen even without a dishwasher, walking through the woods on a cool fall day or early in the morning as the suns coming up, nibbling on sweet & salty snacks during a ball game (Go Atlanta Braves!!!), and the time we spend on the water kayaking!!
So buckle in for the kindergarten adventure! It is going to be SUCH an amazing school year but, be sure your lil hawks will grow so fast(don't blink)! We are going to have so much fun learning through many story-telling times & movement moments with an occasional messy hands-on activity or two during our Fun Friday class tradition. Together every day, side by side, we will learn so much! I can't wait to get started :)