Looking out into the beauty of the desert from her classroom window while spending time with these remarkable children, Deborah is pleased to be near nature and teaching at a school with conscious, green intentions. She began her journey into teaching with a BA in education from Westminster College in PA, and shortly afterwards, moved out west to Flagstaff, Arizona, where she acquired her AZ state teaching credential. Here, she spent a year as a Kindergarten assistant in a Montessori school, and soon received the honored opportunity to descend into the Grand Canyon and teach in the Kindergarten with the Havasupai people.
She relocated in Prescott, and was then introduced to Waldorf education for the first time while assisting a master Waldorf teacher in her 2nd/3rd grade private classroom. Soon, she was offered a position at Terra Rosa in Sedona as the first grade teacher. After teaching there for a year, Deborah was re-introduced to Montessori education, and went on to teach at Sedona Charter School for five years. She became Montessori certified in the 6-9 age group, served as the Principal Educator for one year, and finished her Master's of Education degree. Now Deborah is pleased to have re-entered the Waldorf teaching sphere, yet bring her understanding of Montessori education, as well. She has received two separate week-long intensive trainings at the Rudolf Steiner College. When not in the classroom, Deborah enjoys nature, organic gardening, backpacking, kayaking, yoga, biking, music, and dancing.