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.