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Tom Deris

Elementary School Teacher

Tom Deris has been teaching in Prior Lake-Savage Area Schools in Minnesota for 17 years. Currently looping second to third grade, he has been exploring flexible seating and student-centered learning for eight years. Tom has led professional development in his building and district and throughout Minnesota on topics including flexible seating, special education and technology initiatives over the last 10 years. He is also a Google Certified Teacher.


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