Hi! My name is Brittany Dean and I am thrilled to be the kindergarten teacher at Lincoln Academy! I was born and raised in Houston, Texas. My husband and I got married 10 years ago while he was in the US Marine Corps. I graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, TX in 2007. I completed my student teaching in Arizona where my husband was stationed. We have four beautiful children ranging from 2 years old to 8 years old. My two boys will be attending Lincoln in the fall – in kindergarten and 3rd grade. We moved to Utah in September of 2015, and have loved the change – although all the snow was hard for us to get used to!
I have always known I wanted to be a teacher. I have been blessed to have so many incredible teachers in my own education! They helped shape the teacher I am today. I taught in northeast Houston for 5 years in second and third grades. I did a long-term maternity sub in kindergarten before I was hired full time and loved it! I have absolutely loved teaching these littles throughout the last year! They have such big hearts and such a desire to learn! Children in kindergarten are so hungry for knowledge and are like little sponges, soaking up as much as they can. It is such a crucial year for development in so many ways and I am so honored to have the chance to give them a good start!
I believe it is of the utmost importance that students know their teacher cares for them and respects them and their needs. The same is true with parent relationships. I will be open and will encourage involvement in your child’s education, as it is beyond important to their success!
My personal favorite subject to learn and teach is math, but I also enjoy reading myself! It is so neat to get lost in a book and be in a completely different world! I can only hope to instill a lifelong love of learning in my students, as my teachers did for me! I am excited to teach at Lincoln and not belong to a larger “one-size fits all” type of school district. I LOVE being an educator in an environment where the students truly come first. See you at school!