My name is Deonne Bakken. I teach 4th and 5th grade special education at Challenger. I was born and raised in Goodridge, MN. Together my husband and I have 3 sons. I am a graduate of Bemidji State University where I recieved my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education, Kindergarten, and Early Childhood. I also received my master's degree from BSU in the area Special Educaiton, with licensures in Specific Learnind Disabilities and Emotional Behavior Disorders. I have been at Challenger since 2010. Prior to this, I taught in Red Lake High School on the Red Lake Reservation for 9 years.