Degrees and Certifications:
BS Elementary Education/Collaborative Teaching
Hello. My name is Dana Derissaint. I teach 2nd grade. :)
I graduated summa cum laude from Troy State University in 2001, where I recevied my B.S. in Elementary Education and Collaborative Teaching. I have been teaching for 17 years. I taught first grade for one year in Chambers County. The last sixteen of those years have been here at LES. I taught fourth grade for 6 years and have spent the last 10 years in second grade. I love this age.
Teaching is something that I have wanted to do since I was in elementary school. I have always know that I wanted to be a teacher. I love the feeling of helping a student to understand something. This look on their face when they "get it" is priceless.
I have a husband, a dog, and a turtle.
I love Auburn football. War Eagle!!
I enjoy teaching, going to church, spending time with my family and friends, going to the beach, and going on mission trips to Haiti. I went on my first mission trip to Haiti in June of 2012. Since that first trip, I have gone on 8 more. My group and I work closely with an orphanage in Haiti. We have also purchased land to build a school. Right now we have a boys home with 8 boys currently living in it. These were boys who were either living on the streets or homes that they were not being cared for. They now have the opportunity to go to school and eat 3 meals a day. While making these trips I met my husband. We were married in November of 2015. We now are able to make trips together.