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Deana Hughes

High School Science Teacher

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Educational History:

  • Prescott High School
  • Arkansas School for Math, Science, and Arts
  • Southern Arkansas University
  • Northern Arizona University (Grand Canyon Honors Semester)
  • University of Central Arkansas

Degrees and Certifications:

  • Bachelors of Science, Wildlife Conservation Biology
  • Masters of Science, BIology (Avian Behavior and Ornithology)
  • Certificate of Basic Wildlife Rehabilitation from IWRC

Professional Development:

  • Currently in ArPEP

Current Position:

This is my first year of teaching secondary school, but I have taught college courses in the past.

I am currently teaching 7th grade science, biology, honors biology, chemistry, and environmental science.

Previous Position:

I have been in informal education since 2012. I worked for many animal ambassador programs including Raptor Rehab of Central Arkansas, American Eagle Foundation, Little Rock Zoo, John Ball Zoo, and the World Bird Sanctuary. I have also been a park interpreter for Hot Springs National Park and a visitor center representative for Petit Jean State Park. I recently spent 2 years referbishing the planitaruim at Mid America Science Museum and coordinating their Girls in STEAM program, summer camps and volunteers.

Women in National Park uniform holding a barn owl.

Family Information:

I have a LOT of pets. I rescue parrots and currently have three. I also have three dogs named Rhett (white german shepherd), Loki (black and tan german shepherd) and Scarlett (red teacup poodle). I also have a 20 year old, seven legged taurantula named Cassidy and a 12 year old milk snake named Noodle that are both classroom pets.White German shepherd dog, black and tan German shepherd dog, and a red teacup poodle standing on the front porch of a red house.

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