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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.