After earning a BS degree in Accounting from Guilford College, Deidre worked in reinsurance and defense industries as she began an adventurous life as an Air Force spouse. Overseas moves to Okinawa and Germany changed her focus from corporate to mom and volunteer. Deidre has had exposure to four different school system’s gifted programs in three states and also homeschooled her son for one year. Her family moved back to Greensboro after her husband’s Air Force retirement two years ago. An avid reader, Deidre either joined or started a book club wherever she lived. Deidre’s son attends Mendenhall Middle School.