My Classroom MissionEmpower students to be successful citizens, workers and leaders in a global economy by providing students with the skills necessary for a successful transition from middle to high school and a desire for life-long learning in a global society.
"Success is much more than going to college or even getting a good career that pays well. Real success is helping develop an individual’s God-given talents and aptitudes and giving each person a way to meaningfully participate and contribute to our world. This is how educators and parents should define success to better shape their role as adults. This definition of success will also help the youth make better decisions about pursuing their education and a career. Achieving this type of success is a life-long journey. Let’s help each child get the education they need to make a successful launch."
The Pathways Sherpa
Welcome to my ClassroomShauna Deal
I AM CTE BECAUSE it gives high school students, the chance to get a head start on preparing for college and careers.I AM CTE BECAUSE it provides the opportunity to participate in hands-on training in your chosen program.I AM CTE BECAUSE its programs integrate rigorous academics with relevant career and technical skills, as well as, workplace attitudes and behaviors.I AM CTE BECAUSE programs include interactive learning activities, internships, job shadowing and real world experiences.I AM CTE BECAUSE it provides a first choice option to develop workplace competencies and/or college options not only for today, but tomorrow.
Born and raised on a farm in the great state of Kentucky, GO BIG BLUE! My family moved to Statesville while I was still a teenager and I attended West Iredell High School, Mitchell Community College and then UNC Charlotte. While at UNCC, I received a BA degree in Economics and a concentration in Social Science. After college, I married Bobby Deal who is also a teacher. We have a son, Dustin and a dog.Becoming a teacher was important to me so after my son was born, I returned to Lenior Rhyne for a Business Education Certification. I have also achieved National Board Status. One of the greatest gifts I receive by teaching is seeing the kids mature in their learning from 6th graders to 8th graders.