My name is Deannamarie Kurk. I was born and raised in Chicago. I graduated from Lane Tech in 2006. At that time I decided I wanted to be a music educator. I attended VanderCook College of Music and received my Bachelor's Degree in music education in 2010. During my first year of teaching I decided to pursue my Master’s Degree in Education with a specialization in special education from Walden University.
I taught general music for six years before I decided to pursue the idea of becoming a diverse learner teacher. Soon after this decision, I became a Lorca Orca and am very proud to be a part of this family. This my 9th year teaching in Chicago Public Schools and my third year at Lorca. I am excited to be a part of the 3rd/4th grade team!
I like to spend my free time with my family and friends. Oh and I can’t forget my three dogs!