480.279.7832My name is Deanna Trakas. I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. I obtained a BA in Liberal Studies with a Minor in Early Child Studies from Cal State East Bay in 1997. I obtained my teaching certification from there as well in 1998. I currently hold endorsements in both Early Childhood Education and ELL. I taught for four years in the Bay Area, three years in Telluride, Colorado, and the past 15 years here in Arizona. Kindergarten is my absolute favorite grade to teach!When I am not in the classroom, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Nick, and our two teenage sons, Nicholas and Caden. As a family, we enjoy all things outdoors and spend lots of time exploring. I also enjoy watching my boys play sports and snuggling my chocolate lab, Tahoe.