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 11 years teaching instrumental music in the North Fork School District. Mr. Dean teaches 6th Grade Beginning Band, Middle School Band (7/8), High School Band (9 - 12), History of Rock, and Guitar Classes. He also directs Marching Band, MS Jazz Band, HS Jazz Band, and Solo and Ensemble Music.