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Dean Pederson

Name: Dean Pederson

School and subjects taught: Life Connections, Education Professions, Peer Counseling, and Child Development

College degree and major: Masters in Education

Years teaching: 38 years

Why do you teach? I like the students and sharing in their lives.

Personal motto/words of wisdom: Enjoy every day

Family: Wife Laura, daughters Melonie and Samantha, sons John and Andy, grandsons Derek and Brandon

Pet peeve: Mean people

Favorite hobby or leisure activity: Hiking, hunting and fishing

Person in history you’d most like to meet: Teddy Roosevelt

Why Payson? I love the climate and the people.

In school, who was your favorite teacher and why: Mr. Gay in Flagstaff. He made me do the work!

What was your favorite subject in school: Sports and art


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