My name is Tawni Deike; I live in a very sheltered, small
Northern Michigan town and have lived in the same 4 mile radius my whole life. I attended the same K-12 Public School and received both my bachelor's and master's degrees without leaving home.
After receiving my bachelor's degree I took a position as a secondary math teacher at a local Michigan charter school. I taught there for seven years and was very
happy in my position teaching upperlevel math.
Here I am on my first day of school in the Fall of 2012. Why did I pick this image to introduce myself? Well, the Fall of 2012 was quite a landmark time in my life, both
personally and professionally.
Days before the start of school 2012, I received a call and opportunity to teach at the high school I
graduated from. This is a picture of myself, my daughter who is starting kindergarten at the same building I attended, and my husband who was hired on October 1, 2012 to be the band teacher at the same district. Every day is a family affair and we are back home doing what we love for the children of our friends and neighbors.