About Dean Paterakis
Dean was born in a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. He served honorably in the USAF for 9 years (1989-1998) and was stationed at Lowry, AFB in Denver, Colorado and at Patrick AFB in AFTAC.
As Dean prepared to leave the USAF he met his wife, Cindy. Dean and Cindy have been happily married for 17 years. Cindy is an occupational therapist. She worked with children with disabilities in Brevard Schools for many years. She now she works part-time with senior citizens who are experiencing low-vision problems.
Dean’s son and daughter went to Sherwood Elementary. They now are now both at West Shore Junior/Senior High School. Dean’s daughter is 16 going into 12th grade and his son is 14 and will be going into 10th grade.
Parent, Teacher, Veteran
Dean’s children are both doing well in school. Dean’s daughter is an artist and his son is a musician. Just like when he was in the classroom, Dean believes hard work, discipline, and responsibility help shape our children into the leaders of tomorrow.
Dean, Cindy, and the children stay busy with volunteering and participating in several organizations such as the Boy and Girl Scouts.
Dean made a positive difference in his students’ lives while teaching. His hope is to make a greater positive difference in education by becoming the next school board member. His goal is to lead Brevard Schools to be the model for what education should be not only in the state of Florida, but for the nation.