Deana is currently teaching at Maple Grove Mennonite Academy. She has been a teacher in some capacity for forty years, spending thirteen years teaching in private schools, twelve years homeschooling, and twenty-five years instructing public and private school music programs. Deana holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from the University of Texas at Arlington and completed the teacher’s certification program in secondary English education at Valdosta State University. She enjoys art, reading, writing, playing board games with her family, and composing Scripture memory songs to help her students memorize Scripture. Deana lives in Terre Hill, Pennsylvania with her husband Jeff, three of her five children, and four cats.