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Deirdre (Deedee) Franklin

Deirdre (Deedee) Franklin

Position: Teacher/Principal
Phone: 970-570-7964
Email: deefranklinf@hotmail.com


B.S. in elementary Education 1986
Walmart Teacher of the Year 2000
Who's Who of American Educators 2006.


I have been teaching for 21 years at Cortez Adventist Christian School (the same school I attended as an elementary student.) I teach mainly the lower grades, plus Science for both classrooms. I also team teach P.E., math, and art.
I wanted to be a teacher my entire life. I think it is the job God called me to do and a job I love doing. My major goal for my students is for them to meet and fall in love with Jesus. Next to that, I want them to receive a high-quality education.
When I am not teaching, I love to spend time outdoors: walking, running, hiking, and mountain climbing.