• debir@sthelens.k12.or.us   503 366 7700  DR 

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    his is my 13th year teaching special education in our District. I look
    forward to teaming with my colleagues and parents of the students I 
    share  in making this a very successful year for us all.  I am a graduate 
    of the two-year Dual Inclusion Masters Degree Program at Portland 
    State University.  I earned Oregon Licensure as a highly qualified teacher
    in both Special Education and General Education at the Early 
    Childhood and Elementary levels.  I am currently taking classes in the
    Initial Administration Program at Concordia University in Portland.
    I have two children; Desiree and Neal and I could not be more proud 
    of them both.  My daughter lives near Eugene and my son lives in Portland.  
    In my spare time, I play with my dogs, go hiking, biking and rafting, 
    however what I enjoy most is spending time with my kids and with my dogs :)