Bea Fowler - Former Brevard County School Board Member and Author

"I endorse Dean Paterakis for school board because he has integrity and will honestly represent the interests of the students and the taxpayers."


Scott Ellis - Brevard County Clerk of Courts

"Dean Paterakis is a man of integrity whose independent thinking can be counted on to look at all sides of the various problems facing our schools.  Dean combines a passion for education with a skeptic's eye on school finances."


R. Sabawi - Former student at W. Melbourne School for Science

"Mr. Paterakis was my third grade teacher.  I'm in 8th grade now, but I still remember my third grade year as one of the happiest school years I've ever had.  That is mainly because of my teacher, Mr. Paterakis.  He was kind, loving, and he cared about each and every one of his students.  He made us all love the dreaded math and science with his fun teaching methods.  His teaching style, though relaxed, was committed to allowing every child to achieve their goals in learning to the best of their individual abilities.  I hope others will benefit from his exceptional education skills and continued involvement in the school system."


Joy Peters - Parent of former student at W. Melbourne School for Science
"Dean Paterakis is a wonderful teacher.  He instills a love of learning in his students and makes learning fun and engaging.  I know he will bring this same passion and commitment to excellence to the school board.  He understands that the first priority of the school board should always be what is best for the students.  He will be a committed public servant and an excellent advocate for our children."


Kimberly C. Smith - Parent of former student at Royal Palm Charter 
"I have had the pleasure of knowing Dean Paterakis for several years.  During the years of our acquaintance, I have known Mr. Paterakis in the capacity of teacher and educator for my daughter.  Mr. Paterakis has a true passion for teaching and bring out each child's potential. 

Dean Paterakis is intelligent, personable, and dedicated family man.  He demonstrates the passion and expertise needed to bring about change and improvement to the future education of our community and children.  I trust Mr. Paterakis to keep the best interest of the children at heart and Brevard County would be fortunate to have such an individual on the board."


Tara Motlagh - Parent of former student at W. Melbourne School for Science

"Being a parent of a child that Mr. Paterakis has taught I feel that he is extremely suited for a position on the School Board.  He is a diligent worker and has a praiseworthy character.  His main interest is the children and I'm positive that he will do anything it takes to help their education.  I am proud to know Mr. Paterakis as a teacher and as a friend."​

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