This is Catheryn Dean’s second year at Pleasant Hill Elementary and her second year as an Elementary School Counselor. She has taught 1st, 3rd, and 5th grades at Graham Elementary. She also taught high school English and Spanish. She grew up in Belleville, IL, which is 15 minutes from St. Louis. She went to University of Alabama Huntsville for her undergraduate degree, Southern Illinois University Carbondale for my MA, and Southern Illinois University Edwardsville for my Ed.S. Working with students and watching them learn and grow makes her HAPPY! When she is not at school, she likes to read, travel, watch movies, go to concerts, and go to sporting events. She has two cats, Baby and Jinxy, who are adorable and entertaining.