Mrs. Dawes has been teaching for over 25 years. Beginning at Temple Academy after graduation from UMF with a dual degree in Elementary Education and Emotional Disturbances, she taught Kindergarten, 1st and then 2nd grade for several years. After staying home to raise her 2 boys to school age, she returned to Temple beginning with Kindergarten and then moving up again to 1st grade. Once the boys graduated from 8th grade at Temple, she used her Special Ed. degree to teach children with autism at Woodfords Preschool for 7 years. She once again returned to Temple, beginning in 2010 to teach 4th grade.

In her free time, she enjoys reading, spending time watching movie and taking day trips with her husband, laughing at the antics of her cats, and walking in the rain.

Her favorite verse is Psalm 136:14a because it reminds her she is fearfully and wonderfully made.

You can email Mrs. Dawes at dianne5879@yahoo.com