Debbie partners with writing teams and publishers to oversee the development of LitLife programs and curriculum. She is the author of Writing Above Standard and a contributing author of many other publications. Debbie manages all stages of projects from conception to marketing.
Debbie has enjoyed a long career in the educational field. She is an experienced writer and veteran staff developer, educational consultant and teacher. Working with both public and charter schools, Debbie’s areas of expertise include project based learning, literacy acquisition, standards-based curriculum, reading and writing workshop, and assessment.
Debbie holds a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from U.C.L.A. and a master’s degree in education with an emphasis in Language and Literacy from Santa Clara University.
Debbie is a passionate educator and tireless advocate for children. She has a deep desire to protect the dignity in childhood and to ensure that joy, laughter, empowerment and discovery remain essential components in teaching and learning. Debbie sets the bar high and proves time and again that students can achieve well beyond what is expected of them.
Debbie lives in Morgan Hill, California with her husband and daughter.