Debbie always knew that she wanted to be a teacher! She received her teaching credential in 1995 and has been teaching ever since. She has a passion for teaching both literacy and math to the youngest learners. Debbie has special training in teaching Reading and Writing Workshop developed by Lucy Calkins at Columbia University and in teaching Cognitively Guided Instruction developed by Megan Franke at UCLA. In her free time, Debbie loves spending time with her family, going to the beach, drinking coffee and reading a good book!