My name is DeAnna Banks and I was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Maryland. I received my Bachelors of Arts in Business Management from Bennett College and received my Masters of Information Technology from Towson University. I have been a teacher for Prince George’s County Public Schools for over ten years. I am also a licensed realtor for the State of Maryland. Some of my contributions include: Mathematics and Reading Success (MARS): Afterschool program for parents and students; Coordinator and Teacher (2011 – present),Smithsonian Institute (Teach It Forward): Cohort group to combine social studies and reading curriculum. (2012 – 2013), Facilitator, District Wide Training Reading Language Arts: (2014), and Reading Language Arts Grade 3-5 Curriculum Writing: (2014). My greatest accomplishment is that I am a mother of twin sons, James and John. One is a Fire Fighter and the other is in the process of training to also join the Fire Department.