Get to know Deana, one of our after-school facilitators!


Q: When I was a kid, I wanted to grow up to be…

A: A landscaper.


Q: How did you end up at Project Respect?

A: I saw an announcement in our church bulletin, and felt led to check it out!  It works perfectly with my schedule of being at home with our youngest child during the day.


Q: What do you love most about working with Project Respect?

A: I enjoy getting a chance to be out in the schools and spending time with students.


Q: Favorite ice cream flavor?

A: Girl Scouts Thin Mint


Q: What food can you not go without?

A: I really like pizza!! 🙂


Q: What’s one of your best memories as a child?

A: One of my best memories as a child was our family vacation to Acadia National Park in Maine. We had so much fun climbing the rocks–and it was beautiful!!  We also toured Boston and other places of interest in New England.


Q: If I could go anywhere in the world…

A: I would love to see the Amazon rain forest.


Q: People might be surprised to know…

A: I’m pretty competitive!


Q: When I’m not in the classroom, I’m most likely to be found…

A: At my children’s sports and music events–they keep us busy!


Q: What’s playing in your CD player/on your iPhone right now?

A: Best of the 80s!!


Q: How do you relax?

A: I love to curl up with a good book.


Q: What was the last movie, TV show or book that made you emotional, cry or tear up?

A: Maleficent


Q: Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as a dinner guest?

A: I’ve always thought Oprah Winfrey would be really interesting to meet–and I think she’d be down-to-earth.


Q: Would you like to be famous? In what way?

A: I would love to be on Good Morning America sometime 🙂 Actually, I really would like to be known for making a difference in the world—standing up for what is good


Q: What would constitute a perfect day for you?

A: A day spent going somewhere and having fun together with all of our children, eating out for meals (no messes in the kitchen), watching a movie together, and then reading a good book after they’re all in bed 🙂

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