Jana Dean


I love teaching math because teaching math is teaching problem solving.   I want all of my students to have the personal agency that comes from being able to solve problems. I have taught mathematics to teachers and to middle school students.  Currently, I teach sixth grade math and science in an integrated accelerated program at Jefferson Middle School in Olympia, Washington.

When I am not at work, I enjoy running, canoeing, mountain biking and skiing and hiking.  I usually do these things with great friends — new and old — and my son, daughter and husband.  I also love to eat, write and watch my border collie Echo come up with new ideas to try out.