Deon is the Administrative Manager with the DAS Academy, where he looks after the day-to-day functions, marketing and operations of the department. In addition to his decade-long administrative and managerial experiences, Deon is also an experienced educational therapist. He was a former Allied Educator in the MOE schools and a paraeducator in international schools where he worked with children with learning differences. He continues to support students with dyslexia and other learning differences at the DAS. Deon enjoys inspiring others to continue to upskill and embrace life-long learning. He is a strong believer in the adage “Give the man the knowledge to fish instead of giving him the fish so that he can feed himself for life”.
Bachelor’s Degree in Business (Property)
Masters of Education (Special Education)
“A Brief Introduction to Dyslexia as we know it today” published in The Journal of Reading and Literacy Vol. 6 2014
“An Exploration of the Impact of Picture Book Illustrations on the Comprehension Skills, Vocabulary Development and Engagement Level of Children with Dyslexia in Singapore” Master’s thesis, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University 2019