Mr. Dean grew up in Knox, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Clarion University of Pennsylvania in 2006. He taught instrumental music for 5 years in Pana, Illinois before coming to Utica. He has spent the last 5 years teaching instrumental music in the North Fork School District. Mr. Dean teaches 5th grade band, 6th grade band, Jr. High Band (7th and 8th grade), High School Band (9th - 12th grades). He also directs Marching Band, Pep Band, Jr. High Jazz Band, High School Jazz Band, and Solo and Ensemble Music.