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Dustin  Dean
Special Education
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I graduated from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor's of Science in 2008.  My major is Psychology with an emphasis in Special Education and minor in Elementary Education.  I am also Highly Qualified in Reading, Math and Science.  In 2010 I completed my Master's Degree in Special Education with an Emphasis in Learning Disabilities.  I am certified in Learning Disabilities,Emotional Impairments and Elementary Education.  


I student taught in a Special Education Resource Room in Forrest Hills Central.  I then student taught at Godfree Lee Elementary School. From there I student taught in a Special Education room at Muary Lake Elementray (Lowell Public Schools).  After my student teaching was done, I worked another year in a tutoring program for students with special needs. I was hirred in at Shelby in 2009.   



I was born and raised in Shelby. I grew up in Benona and attended Benona Elementary School.  I played Football and Wrestled for Shelby.  I was a two-time state placer in wreslting. After I graduated I attended GVSU.  I went on to wrestle at GVSU, where I earned a four year award and was a National Runner-Up.  I was appart of two teams that were National Champions.  My wife was the manager for the wrestling team and this is how we got to know each other. 

I have a son Declan, who was born in 2011.  I have also have a set of twins.  Finley Claire and Connor Craig which were born in 2013.  My kids are a lot of fun and busy.  I enjoy spending time at the beach and in the woods with my kids.  

Some of my hobbies include hunting, coaching and working on vehicles.