Welcome to Deanna Proach, Writer!

About Me

My name is Deanna Proach. I have a BA in History from UNBC, a university based in Prince George, and a 250-hour TESOL Diploma. I am the creator of the history blog, Crusades and Crusaders (

I am an ESL teacher by trade. I spent the opening three months of 2015 in Italy and Switzerland, tutoring English to children and adults in a family home setting. It was my very first time travelling abroad alone, so I encountered a few challenges at the beginning of my visit. However, it was an incredibly rewarding experience: I got to experience another culture; had the pleasure of seeing old, medieval architecture which featured imagery from a time not so long ago when Europe was deeply religious. I also made a new friend. Since I love old history and travelling, I plan to go to Germany to teach English later this year.

In addition to teaching English, I have decided to turn my passion for the History of the Crusades into a teaching moment! I figure, why just write about it when I can also teach it? Visit The First Crusade 101 to find out more.