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Mrs. Jane Denena
My name is Jane Denena and I am excited to start the 2020-2021 school year. I am grateful to be part of such an awesome team of administrators and teachers here at TES! Every year brings new students with new opportunities, new experiences, and new challenges. I have always felt like I learn from my students as much, if not more, than they learn from me. Each student always takes a piece of my heart with them.
I graduated from the University of North Texas with a Bachelor's degree in Social Work. I spent half of my career in the business industry but my heart was always in education. After my youngest child was born, I returned to school and earned teaching certifications in Special Education, EC-4, 4-8 Generalist and ESL. I taught ECSE and Kindergarten in Cy-Fair ISD before our family moved to Hempstead. This is my 6th year with TES. I taught Kindergarten and 3rd grade Math/Science before returning to my roots...Special Education. I am a Life Skills teacher in a self-contained classroom.
My husband, Richard, and I have 2 amazing daughters, Nicole and Maggie. Nicole is married and raising 3 beautiful step-children. Maggie graduated from SHSU and will be attending graduate school at TAMU. My life outside of TES revolves around my children and their activities. Nicole blessed us with three "instant" grandchildren and she and her husband own Twisted Acre. Maggie keeps us busy with her college rodeo. We enjoy relaxing at our home on 20 acres in Hempstead with an array of horses, dogs, and cats. We also farm and raise cattle on a 200 acre ranch in Monaville.