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