Third Grade

3rd Grade


Krista Chapman

This is Krista Chapman’s third year at Deer Point Elementary and 5th year teaching third grade. To say it’s her favorite is an understatement. She values the time with your children and feels that being comfortable and loved is the foundation for a great learning environment. 

When she’s not teaching or planning to teach, she’s spending time with her husband of 9 whole years and two girls; Maddie-7 and in 2nd grade at DPE and Harper- who is not even 1 yet!  She always enjoys church, camping, hiking, eating (a lot) and spending time with her grade group... because, let’s face it, they’re the best!  


Amy Henderson

Mrs. Henderson was born and raised right here in Panama City. She graduated from Florida State University in 2005 and taught middle school for 6 years. This will be Mrs. Henderson's 11th year teaching, and 5th year at Deer Point. She comes to school each day with her 5th grader, Mason, and her 1st grader, Parker. Outside of school, she enjoys spending time with her husband and boys, exploring the great outdoors in their camper. She's looking forward to meeting all of the sweet new faces that will become a part of her extended family this school year! GO ANGLERS! #3rdgraderocks  

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Jessica Gray

This is Mrs. Gray's 5th year teaching and 5th year at Deer Point Elementary. She is a proud graduate of Chipola College where she earned her degree in education. She married her high school sweetheart, Larry in 2011. Together they have two amazing, energetic and very sweet boys. Ayden who is 11 and will be in the 6th grade and Ashton who is 4 and will be attending Deer Point for Pre-K. Mrs. Gray is a very loving teacher. She shows kindness and compassion to her students. Outside of school she loves spending time with her family and friends, watching movies, trying new things and is always up for a challenge. Mrs. Gray is vert excited to be a part of Deer Point again this year and can not wait to see what this school year holds. #DPROCKS



Retessa Smith

This is Mrs. Smith's 12th year teaching and 2nd at Deer Point Elementary. She is a proud graduate of Florida State University where she earned her degree in education. Go Noles!

She married her husband, Chris, 11 years ago and together they have two rambunctious boys: Colten-9 and Carter-2. Boys rule her household as they just welcomed a male Schnauzer puppy, Koda, to their family. Mrs. Smith is honored to be part of such an incredible team at DPE. 

Ashlyn Allen

Mrs. Allen is thrilled to be joining Deer Point Elementary School this year! Growing up in Panama City, she has developed a love for fishing, bonfires, and Shell Island. Mrs. Allen has always loved being outdoors and spending time on the water. In November of 2016, she married her high school sweetheart, Ian, after dating for six years! Now she has two dogs, Charlie and Lucy, and a baby boy named Bowen. When she is not in the classroom, you can find Mrs. Allen eating at one of the best local restaurants, cheering for her husbands ball team, or shopping at one of her favorite stores, Hobby Lobby and Target. Mrs. Allen believes that all children can be successful leaders and is looking forward to getting creative with her students and making this the best year ever!  

Amy Roberts

Mrs. Roberts was born and raised in Panama City. She earned her teaching degree from Florida State University... Go Noles! Mrs. Roberts has been teaching at Deer Point Elementary since it opened in 2010. For the past 8 years she has taught a self-contained class ranging from grades PreK-2nd and has taught a 3rd grade summer reading class. Mrs. Roberts is very excited to join the 3rd grade team and is looking forward to making this an exciting, yet educational year! Mrs. Roberts and her husband, Blake, have two daughters, Adalynn and Aubrey, that also attend Deer Point. Outside of school, Mrs. Roberts loves to be on the water!