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Deanna Lynn Descoteaux (NH '02)

Literacy Teacher

Conant Elementary School
Concord, NH

At the time of the Award, Deanna Lynn Descoteaux was:

Literacy Teacher
Conant Elementary School
Concord, NH

Subject(s) taught: Reading, General Elementary
Grade(s): K

Biographical Information

Deanna Descoteaux is more than a Reading Recovery teacher at Conant Elementary School in Concord; she is an instructional leader as well. As literacy leader for the first grade, Mrs. Descoteaux created a collaborative approach to reading instruction as part of a grant intended to decrease class size. Two years ago, when the Concord School District initiated a new professional development model, her presentation on "Best Practices in Teaching Writing" was so successful, she was asked to repeat it for a second year. Her success with students led to a video program entitled, "Links to Literacy" during which she modeled portions of a reading lesson with a child and responded to interview questions; the program was aired locally. Mrs. Descoteaux is involved in "Requisites of a Leader," an interactive satellite program for educational leaders across the nation.



Additional Information

Degrees/Certifications

1992 Notre Dame College, B.A.


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