Deal has been employed in the Valley School District since 2008 as first a counselor and then principal and previously taught at Potosi and at Kingston. She was named Southeast Missouri School Counselor of the Year in 2010.
Deal holds a Bachelor of Science from Central Methodist University with a major in elementary education and a minor in early childhood education. She earned a Master of Science from Missouri Baptist University with a major in educational counseling. After attaining a Master of Arts from Southeast Missouri State University with a major in educational administration, she is currently pursuing a specialist degree from SEMO in educational administration.
Deal is married to Russell Deal, a retired physical education teacher. They have four children, ages 24, 20, 15, and 11.The family currently resides in Potosi.
A full account of Tuesday night's meeting of the Board of Education will appear in Thursday's Daily Statesman.