Dee Dee Ortega

Dee Dee grew up in Gruver, Tx. She moved to the Plainview area 24 years ago and has been in education for 23 years. Dee Dee has been married to Geronimo for 28 years. They have two children, Madison and Jared. Her family has been at Harvest for 16 years and she loves being on the altar team! 

Who is your hero? My husband Geronimo is my hero. He loves our family. Well… he really loves ALL of our family including siblings, in-laws, etc.!  I have learned so much from him and his family about what the word “family” truly means!  He stands firm in the Word and loves our Lord with great passion! He is quite the handy man also! 

What one event changed your life the most? The event that changed my life was probably the year my parents divorced. That was the fastest school year of my life!! I learned that I was stronger than I ever thought I was and that the Lord was watching over me! 

What else would you enjoy doing if you weren’t an educator? I’m not sure what else I would do?? I always joke that when I “grow” up I want to write curriculum! Or someday I want to market my hot sauce!!!

What “lesson from mom” do you still live by today? “Sometimes you have to speak up against injustice even if it makes you uncomfortable and unpopular. You can do hard things!”