My name is Jim Deprez and I am in my 15th year of elementary teaching. After growing up in central Massachusetts, I went to college in Ohio and pursued a career in teaching. Since then, I have taught grades 2, 3 and 5 in Ohio and North Carolina in 5 different school districts. Each teaching experience has taught me many new things and increased my familiarity with different technology, teaching strategies and curriculum. I am currently teaching 3rd grade at Ridgewood Elementary in Hilliard, Ohio (just outside of Columbus).
When I am not teaching, I love spending time with my friends and family, being outdoors and watching sports. I am an avid New England sports and Ohio State fan. I have 2 daughters (Alexis and Riley) with my wife, Emily, who is also an elementary teacher. Because we both have summers off, it enables us to do a lot of traveling to visit family and go to the beach. While at home over the summer, I enjoy doing DIY projects around the house and landscaping the yard.