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    Mrs. Derouen
    Mrs. Derouen
    Phone number: (907) 861-5342

    I am located in Room 216 on the second floor.  I love being at Swanson Elementary!  Not many people are fortunate enough to spend many hours each day in the stimulating company of 24 young, inquisitive minds.  Each day brings joy and rewarding challenges, and at least a handful of laughs!  Stop by anytime and meet Room 216's growing group of super stars!
    I believe that children remind us:
      *  we need to be open minded about all the possibilities the world has to offer.
      *  we take life too seriously and need to laugh more.
      *  we really don't have all the answers.
      *  when we think we've "seen it all" we really haven't
      *  "life" teachers can come in little tiny packages.
      *  we need to slow down and take time to enjoy the little things (like bugs and chocolate milk).
      *  bandages and ice packs can cure 99% of all our problems.
      *  you can never ask too many questions.
      *  we should sing loudly, not be afraid to dance with our friends and that being silly is ok!
    I live in Palmer along with my husband and two wonderful children.  Prior to Swanson Elementary School, I have taught at Butte Elementary, Winecoff Elementary in North Carolina, and Jay Wallace Elementary in Louisiana.  I have taught Pre-K through 4th grade and Title I during my 16 years as an educator.  I have a Masters in Educational Leadership and a Bachelor's in Elementary Education.  I love teaching children and I look forward to spending time with them every day!