Danette graduated from Lamar University with a degree in Elementary Education and a specialization in Reading and Early Childhood Development. She has taught over 25 years in the public school and the past two years at Veritas. She has taught second and third grades in the Dallas area and in Paris, Texas. She taught PreK in Vidor for eight years, Kindergarten in West Hardin for eleven years, and the past two years at Veritas. She has a passion for teaching five year olds how to read and loves to mold young minds. Kindergarten is by far her favorite grade! She knew at a young age that God would have her be a teacher and feels that it truly is a calling! Danette and her husband live in Lumberton and they have a son and a daughter. She and her husband are very involved in their church and she teaches middle school girls in the youth group and plays in the handbell choir. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, shopping, bike riding, yoga, and spending time with her family.