Kristin Dean

High School Business Teacher

2023-24 Teacher of the Year

Kristin oversees the Business Education Department at the East Hampton High School.  Her classes are electives and are always full, offering students authentic learning experiences.   She mentors her students to be young professionals giving them the confidence to develop skills that will take them far in the world of business and work in general.  She is a quiet teacher, who often does not call attention to herself; however, her students often describe her as one of the most impactful teachers of their school career and mention her influence when they go off and major in Business in college. 

Kristin has volunteered to run the High School DECA club, further enhancing opportunities to develop young professionals and entrepreneurs.  The club entered the state competition this year and had tremendous success, with one group even qualifying for the national competition.  After the event, students mentioned that it was one of the most significant experiences of their high school careers.  Those students who were not seniors in high school are already looking forward to next year’s preparation for and participation in the event. 

Kristin is one of the most influential teachers in the high school.  She is committed to our children and their development as future business leaders who are positive and prepared adults.  Even those students who may not major in Business benefit from her classes.  Those students who do major in Business are accepted to the best New England colleges and always look back gratefully on the skills taught to them by Kristin.