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Mrs. DeeDee Henkes

Personal Bio
I grew up in Tacoma, WA. At the age of 5, I saw the campus of Washington State University while riding on a  train and announced that was where I would go to college. I graduated from there 17 years later. My first teaching job was a first grade in Idaho. A few years later I moved back to WA to teach and met the love of my life and married. We moved to TN where I taught first, second and third grades. I was blessed to be a stay-at-home Mom and have raised 2 very special kids. We moved to Escondido in 1996 and I first stepped foot on the EAA campus with my second grade son in 98. Years of volunteering eventually turned into a part-time position here where I am grateful to be a part of the excitement.

Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education/Minor of Child and Family Studies
both from Washington State University
Current teaching credentials from CA
36 graduate hours from various universities in WA, ID, TN and CA
13 years teaching full-time, first through third grade in ID, WA and TN
6 years here at EAA as a part-time teacher, aide and/or librarian

My favorite time spent is traveling, especially to destinations with a lot of history like the south-eastern U.S. and York in the U.K. I Iove to read historical fiction, The Bible and The Spirit of Prophecy.
I spend frivolous time reading new recipes from books, magazines and the internet. And I actually try about 1 a week.