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Ms. Deena Day

My name is Deena Day and I am a Math Teacher at Diller-Odell High School! I earned my Bachelor's Degree from UNK, and my Master's Degree from Peru State College. I started my career at Lewiston High School, where I taught grades 8-12 and was assistant GBB and track coach for 7 years. I then moved to southeast Kansas; teaching and coaching volleyball and softball at Allen Community College and Fort Scott Community College. Although I enjoyed teaching at the college level, I prefer the junior high/high school level. The rapport and relationships that are developed not only with the students, but also with their families and the community, cannot be compared. For that reason, I accepted a teaching position at Iola High School. I stayed there for 14 years, teaching various math courses for grades 9-12, and also coaching volleyball. In 2014, after my 3 children Misty, Mindy and Tyler all graduated and were busy with their careers and families, I decided to move back home; to Odell.  I am living on the farm I grew up on, enjoying being back home and am truly excited about teaching at the school I graduated from!!!


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