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Deanna LeBlanc

Deanna LeBlanc attended the University of Nevada, Reno where she earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary and special education. She has taught for eleven years in Northern Nevada at Echo Loder and East Valley Elementary Schools. Deanna was named the 2012 Nevada Teacher of the Year in part because of her work with special education students in her classroom and in assisting her colleagues with their struggling learners as a member of the Instructional Consultation Team. She believes in holding students to high expectations, and she regards science education to be an important pathway to improving reading and math achievement as well as critical thinking skills.