Deana Nantz is the author of Fits of Wrath and Irony, published by Finishing Line Press. She holds an MFA in creative writing and an MA in English from EKU where she teaches composition part-time. She writes poetry and fiction and is certified to teach grades 9-12. Currently, she teaches senior English IV, AP literature, and English 101 dual credit. In 2005, she was named Laurel County Teacher of the Year. She has taught in the public school system for 17 years.
*Socratic Method *Individual and Socialized Learning *Creative writing through workshop
2005 Laurel County Teacher of the Year short story "Blanched" received finalist for Fiction Southeast's Editor's Prize Nominated for Eastern Kentucky University's Critical Thinking Award as an instructor Received You Have Made a World of Difference Award from 2007-2016 through North Laurel High School Received undergraduate and graduate departmental writing awards under the instruction of Dr. Harry Brown for EKU
BA in English / Secondary Education MA in English with an emphasis in American Literature MFA in English / Creative Writing (low residency in San Miguel Allende Mexico) Attended APSI (AP Literature Training) in Oxford England Classes Taught: AP English literature, English III, English IV, English 101,English 102, creative writing, speech, Modern Drama, and Appalachian Literature
Love dogs (cockapoos especially) and antiques. I like to show students Angus Young playing guitar before giving them in-class essay exams to channel his electric fingers:)