Dolphin Classroom

Denisse Ponce Alarcon
(Ms. Dee)

Deaunte Goolsby
(Teacher D)

Born in Lima, Peru and raised in Maracaibo, Venezuela, Ms. Dee has worked with children in different settings including; English Preschool Teacher, Spanish Teacher, Au Pair, Nanny and Montessori Support Teacher. She graduated from La Universidad del Zulia receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Education with a minor in Modern Languages, followed by an Associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Merritt College, and completed the Early Childhood Education Montessori Credential program . Ms. Dee enjoys rock climbing, hiking, camping, music, and good food.


Teacher D (short for Deaunte), is a bay area native who has been working with children for over five years. He was an integral member of them UMAC after school team, and is excited to step into the classroom this year. He is eager to teach incoming students and set them up for success. Teacher D enjoys hiking, anime, and comics.

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