Deb joined Bay Ridge Prep in 2017 after many years of experience with the New York City Department of Education. She taught at PS 181 for nine years and PS 676 for three years. During her time with the NYC DOE, she taught first grade, second grade, fourth grade and science for Pre-K to fifth grade, Originally from Lynn, Massachusetts, Deb has been a New Yorker now for over 15years. She earned her undergraduate degree in elementary education from Calvin College and a graduate degree in childhood mathematics education from Brooklyn College. Outside of teaching, her hobbies include backpacking, hiking, rock climbing, reading and baking.