B.S. in Elementary Education, Bucknell University; M.ED in Special Education-focusing on Learning Disabilities, Vanderbilt University. Deborah is beginning her 10th year in River Edge, New Jersey. She has taught 1st and 2nd grades for a total of 6 years, Resource Center for 2 years and is in her second year as a 5th grade teacher. Her leadership experiences include Co-founding a sorority in college, serving as Professional Development Chair in her district, serving on a Tri-District Curriculum Development Committee, mentoring new teachers, creating and teaching a course for new employees in the district, leading her district report revision committee and is Teacher in Charge of her building (covering when the principal is out of the building). Her professional goal is to become an administrator in an Elementary School and one day open her own Elementary School.