Deana joined Project Respect in December 2014. She graduated from Goshen College with a degree in Elementary Education, and has 10+ years of teaching experience. She took time off from teaching after her youngest daughter was born so she could stay at home with her, and this position has been a perfect way to do that and also spend time and interact with area students. Deana is church librarian and is involved in leadership and teaching at Central Mennonite Church in Archbold. She and her husband Duane live near Pettisville and have four children.