Mrs. Rowena DeRade

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Mrs. Rowena DeRade

I am Mrs. DeRade, and I grew up in the Philipines. I moved to Malaysia, where I lived for 9 years.  From Malaysia, I moved to the Middle East to work for 11 years, and eventually became a contractor with the US military.  This is what brought me to Alaska.  I worked at JBER for 6 months, but after a total of 10 years as a military contractor, I decided I wanted a change.  I applied to be a substitute teacher with the Mat-Su Borough School District, and that led to an opportunity to become a paraprofessional in Mrs. Butler's classroom.  When I am not working, I like to unwind by fishing and hiking with my husband or working in my garden.