Deanna Walker Sund began her career in classical music and transitioned to education after earning a Master’s in Teaching degree. She has spent her teaching career in the Tahoma School District in Maple Valley, Washington. Deanna has taught 3rd grade, 5th grade, K-5 reading intervention, and has worked as a reading specialist for the past six years. In her position as a reading specialist, Deanna oversees the Title I/LAP programs at two elementary schools, provides training and coaching for reading paraeducators, plans and provides professional development for teachers, and helps to support teachers K-5 with reading instruction in the classroom. Deanna has also served on grade level leadership teams, curriculum leadership teams, curriculum development teams, and participated in the Tahoma Leadership Institute. At the Summer Principals Academy, Deanna aspires to grow as a leader, gaining knowledge, skills, and strategies to support and thoughtfully promote equity and life-long learning for all.