Dennis Vanasse was born in Mystic, CT and is the second oldest of eight children. He graduated from Anna Maria College in 1994 with a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and received his Masters of Education in Special Education from Fitchburg State University in 1997. He is currently the Director of the Student Success Center and an Adjunct Professor at Anna Maria College.
In addition, Dennis is a special education department head at South High Community School in Worcester, MA. He lives in Worcester with his wife, Kerri, and his four children: Sarah-17, Katie-16, Matthew-15, and Tommy-11. Dennis' passion is working with special needs children.