• debir@sthelens.k12.or.us   503 366 7308  Frannie and Merlin
    This is my 17th year in special education in our District. 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
    . I now have my professional teaching license. I have also completed the Initial
    Administration Program at Concordia University, resulting in my K-12 Principal licensure.

    I have two children; Desiree and Neal and I could not be more proud of them both. 
    I have three adorable
    dogs, Willow, Merlin and Frannie, their breed is PBGV
    (Petit Basset Griffon Vendeen)-AKA "The Happy Breed." They make me laugh everyday.

    I have a new role this year. I am a Teacher On Special Assignment (TOSA) as the Special
    Education Educational Specialist. I am helping our School District's School Psychologist
    Department at grades 6-12 with special education evaluations.