Department(s):Fifth Grade Team, Fourth Grade Team
Dean Heffron moved to Denver right after high school where he completed his B.A in English at Regis University and Colorado State University. Dean began teaching in the classroom while substitute teaching at the Denver School of Science and Technology, where an administrator suggested he gain teacher licensure through the New Teacher Project’s Denver Teaching Fellows. Now in his 7th year of teaching, Dean enjoys learning from his students, classes, friends, family, colleagues, travels, books and friends. Dean has continued taking graduate courses in literacy and achieved a graduate level certificate in guided reading. He believes in focusing on making himself a better educator rather than worrying about problems outside the classroom that he cannot control. As a three sport athlete from grade school through high school and a NCAA collegiate athlete, physical activity remains an integral part of Dean’s life. Now, he loves staying active chasing around and playing with his son Theo, maintaining his fitness through outdoor activities and training, and spending time with his family.