Hi everyone, I am Deborah Loepere, Second Grade Teacher for Braddock Elementary School. I was born in Los Angeles, but have lived in 9 different cities growing up. I have been an elementary school educator for 20 years and have been at Braddock for 11 years. I attended the University of Maryland, where I completed a BA in dance and a BA in Chinese language. I earned my MA in Teaching at Trinity University. I am a life-long learner and am always taking classes! I love adventure, especially if it is on the water and travel is my middle name. e. I have a passion for dance and have incorporated my passion into working with our students doing “math movement.” My favorite book is Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry which I love to read in French!