•                                           Mrs. Devine in 2011
    Mrs. Devine grew up in the great state of Iowa.  My husband and I both graduated from high school in Estherville, IA.  This year we celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary.  We have two boys.  Our oldest son just graduated from USF with a graphics arts degree. Our youngest son is a junior at Dakota Wesleyan in Mitchell.  
     
    I am a learning junkie.  I completed my undergraduate education in Elementary Education and Early Childhood degree at the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, IA.  In 2011, I completed my masters degree as a Reading Specialist at the University of Sioux Falls.  I am currently in my third year of South Dakota Counts classes to help me to be a better math teacher.  
     
    I have experience teaching several grades.  I taught Kindergarten for two years, second grade for 3 years, and this is my 5th year teaching third grade.  
     
    This year I have been given the honor of mentoring a college student who is completing her elementary education degree.  She will be with our class until the Christmas break.  I look forward to learning with her and all of my third grade students. 
     
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