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Head of the Little School Dena Hoenig Valdez

February 27, 2019
By Keystone Communications Team

Name: Dena Hoenig Valdez

Position: Head of The Little School of Keystone

Education: Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Resources with a Minor in Psychology from University of Arizona; Masters of Education with specialization in Early Childhood from Southwest Texas State University, now referred to as Texas State University

What did you do before you came to Keystone: I taught, opened and directed a preschool program for 14 years before coming to Keystone in 2012

Why do you like working here: Keystone is such a special place! The students, parents and staff make my job so rewarding and fun!

Hobbies/pastimes: I enjoy exercising, waterskiing, scrapbooking, reading and watching movies.

Something (personal or professional) you’re proud of: I am proud of opening two incredible early childhood programs (Heintz Preschool of Congregation Agudas Achim – 2000) and (The Little School – 2012). I love being able to provide an excellent foundation and early start to learning. Children need to love school and I love being one of their first teachers.

Favorite/inspirational book: "Guess How Much I Love You," by Sam McBratney;

Favorite quote: “Be Happy” – It’s the bumper sticker on my car.


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