Phone: 909-799-2300 ext 35321
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors of English Literature Master in Curriculum & Instruction
Ms. Deanna Swank
Welcome! Teaching runs through my veins. As a little girl, I knew that this was my ultimate goal. I started by teaching my little sister to read, so I could hardly contain my excitement when I was handed keys to my first classroom. However, there is no way I could have made it where I am today if I had not been inspired by incredible teachers my whole life. From teachers who instilled a love for the East Coast and literature, others who arranged for me to meet a Holocaust survivor or opened my eyes to world issues I had previously been ignorant of or pushed me beyond my "limits" because they saw potentialy beyond my own perception. The most important factor was I knew my teachers had heart and ambition. I knew they were there to guide my life path. It is that reason I get up every morning excited to see and teach my students. I am here to offer support in the same way my teachers had for me. Here to inspire students to find their goals, expand their horizons, appreciate the power of word (both written and spoken), develop their voice, be an advocate, and most importantly, to help them believe in themselves. My students' successes and lightbuld moments keep me inspired! Here's to the start of a great year!