Teacher of the Year
Portrait of Dene Houchens

Congratulations Ms. Houchens, 2023 Teacher of the Year

Dené Houchens is a world-class educator whose kind heart touches all that she teaches. With 31 years of elementary teaching experience, she is knowledgeable and very supportive of not only her teammates but anyone who might ask her for help. Dené is a true expert in education, and she never stops trying to get better and learn more. Her love for learning is an example for us to continue to learn and grow as educators. Children who are lucky enough to have her remember her for a lifetime because she loves her students in a way that is admirable. Winterpock is so lucky to have Dené as a part of our pack!

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