Miss Reimer has a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology with an emphasis on Assessments and Learning. After graduating from Macalester College in Minnesota, she moved to Japan for three years to work in export logistics at Epson Computers and to teach English to middle and high school students. Upon returning to the US, she received her teaching certificate and continued on to get her Master’s Degree at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Deirdre (Dee) taught for 10 years on the Kaneohe Bay Marine Corps Base in Kailua, Hawaii before moving back to Colorado where she taught for three more years in public schools in Colorado Springs. Ms. Reimer loves to provide her students with a classroom environment where respect, cooperation, and joy are used to create a safe learning environment for academic goal setting and risk taking. She seeks to nurture each student’s unique learning style and to provide support for skill acquisition at each child’s level. She is excited to be on the AcademyACL team and believes in the mission and values of this wonderfully innovative community of learners.