Debbie joined the EHS family as an educator in 2006. Before coming to Eagle Hill, Debbie worked in public schools as a special educator. Debbie received her Bachelor’s from Fitchburg State University in Education and is duel certified by the state of Massachusetts as a special educator and elementary teacher; she received her Master’s in 2007 from Simmons College as a Reading Specialist and is certified to teach grades k-12.
Debbie loves getting to know her EHS students as individuals; she and her students are a team who work together to find their personal strengths to overcome areas of difficulty. The small class size and boarding school milieu assists with Debbie’s goal of learning her students’ personalities; she strives to establish a warm, caring classroom environment where individuals are willing to step outside their comfort levels during the learning process, pushing themselves to reach new heights in their academic and personal lives.
Debbie’s own drive to continue building on the toolbox of strategies she can offer her students leads her to continue her own education in areas including Orton-Gillingham (certified); Wilson Reading; Project Read (Report/Story Form, Written Expression); Lindamood-Bell (Verbalizing and Visualizing, LIPS, Seeing Stars); Notice and Notes; Seesaw; Lexia; Learning Ally. She also stays up on reading and is happy when others share a “good read”.
In the early 1980s, Debbie was blessed when she married her best friend; she and her spouse have two children – a daughter and a son; within the last year, they have also added a daughter and son-in law, growing their total to four wonderful children. Debbie and Rick love to walk the beaches near their little home in Maine, where their family often joins them - including two grand-puppies. In her spare time, Debbie also enjoys reading, laughing with family and friends, and writing.
Debbie is excited to see what each New Year brings both professionally and personally and is delighted to be a part of two compassionate and loving families.