Degrees and Certifications:
Thank you for participating in the Mounds View Early Childhood Family Education (ECFE) program! Because of you, I am able to spend each day doing what I love – interacting, supporting and educating young children and families in our community. My name is Deanna Henrich and I have had the honor of teaching for 15 years in the same school district in which I was raised. One might say I am home-grown!
I graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Master of Education, and hold dual-licenses in both early childhood and parent education. I began teaching when my first child was born and, during the same time, attended ECFE classes as a parent. It was a highlight of my week. I was relieved to know I was not alone in my parenting experiences and I appreciated the contact with “big people”. My husband and I have raised our two children in neighboring Lino Lakes. I enjoy the blend of the suburban and rural, along with beauty of the lakes and wildlife. With a passion for bicycling, you might see me riding through your neighborhood or at a local YMCA!
Families provide their children the first and most important learning environment. As you nurture the growth and development of your child, parent education discussion groups offer a unique opportunity for information and support. I strive to empower parents with an emphasis on strengths, and to appreciate the uniqueness of each child and family. I look forward to working together with you as you create a relationship with your child that strengthens all areas of his or her development, and in turn, contributes to the well-being of our community. Welcome to the beginning of a partnership where the success of your children is the primary goal, and their success is enhanced by your participation!