Hi…My name is Deanna McManus!
I am very excited and honored to be part of the Northlake Montessori team of educators for young children and their families. I started my journey here on February 8th, 2016 in the Pre-Kindergarten #1 classroom with Ms. Michelle. This year I am working in Prek#4 with Ms. Betsy. Together we are a strong and supportive team and are here to “Make a Difference”! My goal is to always have effective and engaging interactions throughout our environment here at NL Montessori because this is the foundation for all early learning childhood classrooms. Each day in our classroom will be filled with the excitement of new discoveries, choices, problem solving, music and movement, science, and the love of learning through play.
Although I am somewhat new to Northlake Montessori, I am not new to the early childhood field. For the last 27 years I had worked at another Early Childhood Academy. I began my official early childhood career in 1989 and had many titles along the way…Lead Teaching in a Pre-K Classroom, Program Supervisor, and Regional Program Director of 5 Early Learning Academy’s. During that time I also earned my (ATA) Associate of Technical Arts Degree in Early Childhood Education from Edmonds Community College. Now I’m so happy to be back with my first love…the classroom!
I have been married to my husband Jeff for 24 years. I have two step-daughters I am proud to call “my daughters” and four grandsons ages 8, 10, 11, and 12. I spend my spare time riding my 2013 Harley Davidson 883 Sportster Superlow alongside my husband Jeff as he rides his 2009 Softail Deluxe. I also consider myself very active and love to run and do yoga. I do as many fun runs, mud runs, and half marathons as I possibly can.
Please feel free to talk to me at any time, share any concerns, or even something positive you see our class doing. Together…we can make the difference in your child’s future and the world they are trying to makes of.