Phone: 720-685-5565


Degrees and Certifications:

BA-University of Northern Colorado Major: History with emphasis in Secondary Education Minor: English MA: University of Colorado Denver Curriculum and Instruction in Reading and Writing

Mrs. Krista Dean

I was born and raised in Colorado. I grew up in Thornton with a big family. I have 4 siblings, 3 brothers and 1 sister. My youngest brother is 10 and my oldest brother is 25. I went to the University of Northern Colorado for my undergraduate degree. During my time there, I worked as a tour guide for the college and became a pro at walking backwards! I am a self-proclaimed history nerd, as I majored in history. American history is my favorite. 

After college, I started working at Stuart Middle School in 2009, the first year we opened. I started out teaching 7th grade social studies. I also coached boys and girls basketball for a few years. 2010 was a big year, I married my husband, and I went back to school for my masters degree in literacy. I always thought I would always teach social studies, but I was wrong. In 2012, I changed from teaching social studies to reading intervention and ELL, and it is the best decision I have made. I love what I do. 

I have a 3 year old little boy who is full of energy and personality. I might bring him in from time to time to say hi! :) When I am not teaching, I love to spend time with my family, cook, watch movies, go camping, and travel. 

My job is to help give you skills so that you can access materials in your life. This includes anything from a class textbook, a driver’s license test, a college textbook, or directions to build something. Reading is required every day, and it is my job to make sure you are able to be successful. This will be a fun and challenging road, but I promise that we will get through it together! Remember... be patient, be positive, and try your best!