Rita Devery


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Graduate of Menomonie High School 
B.S. Degree in Early Childhood Education from UW-Stout
Certification in Elementary Education from UW-Eau Claire
M.S. Degree in Home Economics Education from UW-Stout


Pre-school Teacher, UW-Stout Child and Family Study Center, Menomonie, WI - 6 1/2 years.
Extended Day Kindergarten Teacher, Lincoln Elementary School, Eau Claire, WI - 2 years.
Kindergarten Teacher, Knapp Elementary School, Knapp, WI - Currently teaching my 21st year!


My name is Rita Devery.I was born and raised on a dairy farm south of Menomonie. I come from a family of 7 children (6 girls and 1 boy). I currently live in Menomonie with my husband Mark who is a retired Dunn County Sheriff's Deputy. In July, we celebrated our 27th Wedding Anniversary.We have two grown children.Our daughter Melissa graduated from UW-Stout in December with a degree in business and now works full-time at Country Jam in Eau Claire. She is also the Varsity Dance Coach at MHS and our son Ryan is currently working full-time at Phillips Plastic. I enjoy attending sporting events and spending time with family and friends.

Facts about Mrs. Devery:
Pets: A dog, Rascal and a cat, Sassy
Favorite Color:Purple
Favorite Drink: Diet Coke
Favorite Foods: Pizza, Raspberries and Salmon
Favorite Books: Pete the Cat Stories, Pigeon Stories and Elephant and Piggy Stories
Hobbies: Reading, Walking, Gardening, Scrapbooking and Shopping