Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Deanne Swanger

Where are you from? (where did you grow up and where did you last live)

I came here from Tricities, but I am from Port Orchard, and before Port Orchard I grew up in the Renton/ Kent area.

High school and college experience (what schools you went to, favorite subjects and subjects of study in college)

I went to South Kitsap High School. I didn’t have a favorite subject, but I love history now. I went to WSU in Richland and received my bachelor's in Education. I am currently finishing my Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction. 

Years of teaching experience (when you started and what you love about it)

This will be my 7th year of teaching. I love watching kids grow emotionally, and their aha moments. 

Areas of knowledge (What it is that you teach or loved in school, what you know about, what you are interested in)

I love teaching math. I was not good at it in school but love teaching now. I love social studies well because I love history. I also enjoy environmental science. I want to build a community garden. 

Words of wisdom: (Anything that you would tell the students, life philosophies or advice you would give to them and to anyone)

If you are going to do something, you should do your best every time. No one can control you but you. 

How would you describe yourself and your hobbies and interests:

I love being outdoors, walking on the beach, hiking, and skiing.

Your KEY message for parents:

All we can do is show up.

Mrs. Swanger in front of a lighthouse