Ms.  Denise Distel



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Ms. Denise Distel

My name is Ms. Denise Distel.  I am a Reading Teacher at Lake Weir Middle School for grades 6, 7, and 8.  Our School is located in the Marion County Public School District.

I am from New York State and recently moved to Florida.  I have a Bachelor of Science Degree in History and Elementary Education (N-6) from the State University of New York at New Paltz and a Master of Science Degree in Reading Education (K-12) from the City University of New York at Queens College.  I graduated with top honors and was inducted into the National Honor Society, Kappa Delta Pi. I have been teaching for about 20 years and have taught all grades from Kindergarten through High School as well as adults as a Literacy Volunteer of America.

I enjoy so many hobbies and activities, it is hard to decide what I like the most.  I love music and play the flute and piano and do my best singing in the car on my ride to school each morning!  I enjoy cooking, sewing, quilting, gardening, sports; especially swimming, tennis, and golf, and of course reading!  I have two adorable and lovable pets: Molly, my Scottie and Millie, my Cat who we adopted from a shelter in New York.  She and Molly love to be on the lanai together watching out for birds, squirrels, and geckos!

I love to teach and enjoy making a difference.  I value your child and am so glad to be part of the Lake Weir Middle School family!