Dee Dee Stewart’s teaching career began 20 years ago near her home town, Goldsboro, NC. She had planned on being a teacher ever since graduating from high school. This when she earned a North Carolina
Teaching Fellowship. This fellowship took her to the mountains of North Carolina where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics at UNC Asheville. During school breaks she traveled with other Teaching Fellows around the country and abroad learning about other school districts and cultures. A few years after graduating she earned National Board Teaching Certification in Adolescent and Young Adulthood Mathematics.
National Certification was beneficial since her husband at the time was in the military, and her family had to move according to his
assignment. This placed the Stewart family in Fullerton, CA for two years before a transfer to Wichita in the summer of 2005. While in California Dee Dee earned her Master of Arts degree in Mathematics Teaching at California State University Fullerton. She continued to teach high school and middle school during all this time, but moved to Wichita State in the fall of 2007. She taught math classes and conducted research at Wichita State while she earned her Master of Science degree in Applied Mathematics.
Ms. Stewart moved to Caldwell in August 2012 because of the great schools and nice community. She enjoys the small town atmosphere with her children Isaac, Lydia, and Simon. At some point she may return to WSU on a part time basis to complete her PhD dissertation, but for right now she plans on just living and working here as her children grow up.