1st & 2nd Grade
My name is Deana Therio and this is my 14th year teaching here at Grace Fellowship Academy. After graduating from Arizona Christian University in 1997, I taught for two years at Rancho Solano in Scottsdale. I then spent a couple of years homeschooling my two children until we moved to Buckeye. Both my son Joshua (19) and my daughter Raelynn (20) graduated from Grace and are currently in college. My husband of 24 years, Randy, currently serves as Associate Pastor at Crossings Church in Goodyear.
Being here for the length of time that I have has allowed me to build relationships with some amazing students. I have seen future nurses, agricultural specialists, musicians, and communicators sit in my classroom. I look forward to seeing your kids reach their potential and feel honored to play a small part in your child’s education. Through the years I have seen the faithfulness of God over and over. Philippians 1:6 states that, “He who began a good work in (our kids) will carry it on to completion.” I have faith that he will do the same for this year’s students.
When I am not in the classroom I enjoy spending time with my dachshund, Lando, and my two lovebirds. We also like to travel the backroads of our great state!