Welcome Kindergarten Friends!

Meet the Teacher!

Hello! My name is Stephanie Deal. This is my first year in Hickory Public Schools and at Southwest Primary!

I grew up in Grand Forks, North Dakota and Taylorsville, North Carolina with a family of five. I have one younger sister and one younger brother. I received degrees in Dance and Musical Theatre from Lees - McRae College and my Teaching Certification from UNC - Chapel Hill. Before becoming a teacher, I performed professionally in theaters throughout the country, on the television series "Devious Maids", "Palmetto Point" and "One Tree Hill", as well as a dancer at Disney World and The American Dance Festival.

This will be an exciting year and my goal is to make the remainder of this school year the best it can be for each student in my class.

"In every job that must be done, there is an element of FUN. You find the fun and snap. The job's a game." - Mary Poppins