• Mr. Dean and family

Phone: 859-381-3740


Degrees and Certifications:

Illinois Central College: Associates Degree-Applied Science (specialty in CAT diesel technology).

Mr. Hunter Dean

Hi, I am Mr. Dean, the new Diesel Technology pathway teacher here at Eastside.  I decided to teach Diesel Technology because I have been in the same shoes as my students.  As a student who studied career and technical education, I appreciate the benefits this type of education provides.  I want my students to have the same (and more) opportunities I experienced.

I am eager to share my knowledge with others and am excited to be in a new position, district and add my contributions to an already excellent program.

I would like my students and their families to know my wife, Natalie, and I have a one year old son. I am an avid hunter and fisherman.  I enjoy watching baseball and football.  Go Cubs!

Class: Diesel Technology

Years at Eastside: This is my first year here at Eastside!

Work History: Jessamine Co. Schools bus technician and state school bus inspector, BCTC Diesel Technology Instructor, Jessamine Co. CTE diesel teacher, Medium/Heavy Duty technician and heavy equipment technician with Boyd CAT (Whayne Supply).

Hometown: Nicholasville, Kentucky

Pets: Dogs: Australian Shepard named JAKE and MOWGLI, a lab/pit/coonhound mix.

Hobbies: Hunting, Fishing and Taxidermy

Fun Fact: When I was 12, I traveled to England with a National Club team to play soccer against youth professional teams for two weeks. I also played three years of NAIA soccer with Asbury University.

3 Words That Describe You: Innovative, Versatile, and Motivated

Cats or Cardinals: Cats (BBN)

Pet Peeve: Messy shop/work area

Hero: Steve Irwin

Favorite Book: The Meat Eater Guide to Wilderness Skills and Survival by Steven Rinella

Best piece of advice: Never lose sight of your goals. Failure is a lesson learned and an opportunity to better yourself.

When I am alone I...: like to work on those time-consuming projects that would otherwise keep me from spending time with my family.

The best part of waking up is: getting an energy drink and some good sausage biscuits and gravy, and being better than I was yesterday.