|Name: Denelle DeVries
Position: Program Lead/ Drama Teacher
Resources: Coming Soon
Classes/Activities: Coming Soon
Denelle DeVries graduated from Northwest University in 1996 with her BA in Elementary Education and shortly following added her first son to her, now, family of four children. She is a native of the Skagit Valley, growing up in Anacortes, attending college in Kirkland, and returning to live in Mount Vernon as a farmer’s wife since 1994.
She just earned her Master’s degree from WGU in Educational Leadership, after completing her internship at Skagit Academy at the beginning of this school year. Mrs. DeVries is known as Ms. Denelle at Skagit Academy. She has been with the school since it partnered with Mount Vernon School District in 2005. She started with teaching two elementary reading classes each week and is now, 16 years later, part of the Leadership Team at the school as a Program Lead Teacher. Her heart is fully captured with the Alternative Learning Experience! You will often hear her say, “I LOVE MY JOB!” Besides her husband and four children, working with the staff, parents, and students at SA is her passion.
Ms. Denelle’s ‘most favoritest’ thing to do is teach Musical Drama. She began the drama program at Skagit Academy in 2005 with the show “Snow Biz!” She has had the opportunity to teach and learn from hundreds of students through 25 live and two online performance. This year we will perform #28 “The Big Bad Musical” with the high school class and #29 “Sally Sells Seashells” with the second semester elementary/ middle school students.
While Skagit Academy has been her workplace, it has also been two of her children’s school. One son graduated from SA in June 2020, and her fourth child is a senior this year who is going to graduate June 2022. Her favorite things to do are to teach drama sing (especially with her sisters), do just about anything with friends, play word games, cook, binge watch a good Netflix series, try new things at restaurants, hike, travel, laugh a lot, and read a good fiction novel.