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Miss Ford

My first name really isn't Dede, it's Deirdre. No one can say it, let alone spell it, hence the nickname.

I'm the older sister.

No pets. No kids.

I kill plants, including cactus. Although I try really hard to keep them alive. 


I've been at Syre since the 2000-2001 school year.

I'm not related to any of the following Fords: Henry, Harrisson, Gerald, or Lita.

If you've been in the district for more than 25 years, then the answer to your question is yes, I am related to Mr.Bill Ford; daughter.

I like to travel. I think I'm pretty good at it.

I can't draw, but I wish I could. This makes it slightly painful to tell the artistic cherubs to stop "doodling" in class. Their 'doodle' is my fridge-worthy work.

Coffee is my friend.

Carrots are awesome.

I recently took up Bollywood dancing. It's not in my comfort zone at all, and I'm not very good, but that's the point.  And I love it.

Reading for me is a forced activity, but I've enjoyed every book I've read.

Music is also my friend. The kid who sits closest to me hears me secretly play it on my computer. Sometimes I'll take their musical requests, just so they won't rat me out to the others quietly working.

Your kids crack me up. Doesn't matter which graduating class they're from, they entertain me to no end.

My job is the bestest.