Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Joanna Dehn
Mrs. Dehn grew up in the mountains of West Virginia and moved to Texas almost eight years ago. She received her Bachelor of Arts in English with a Minor in Technical Writing from Fairmont State University. This year, Mrs. Dehn will be teaching 6th grade Pre-AP English as well as English I at Young Women's Leadership Academy. Previously, she has instructed courses in English, creative writing, SAT preparation and also served as an administrator with her former school system. This will be her seventh year in education. Teaching students to tell their own personal stories through their writing is her passion. Additionally, she loves getting to teach the works of William Shakespeare and critical thinking skills. She is an active participant in the North Star of Texas Writing Project as a Teacher Consultant. Her hobbies include reading as much as possible, volunteering with her church and Habitat for Humanity, and spending time with her amazing family which includes two very spoiled cats.