Originally from Buffalo, NY, Deb has lived in Sanford for 23 years and is almost ready to call NC home. She has a long history in the early childhood field and has been working in the field in some capacity or other for more than 30 years.  Deb joined our team in 2012 as an Early Childhood Education Specialist and helps provide Technical Assistance to Child Care Centers in Lee County.  She recently completed a MS degree in Early Childhood Studies and heads up the Professional Development Grants  the Partnership offers to encourage child care workers to advance their studies as well.

Deb is married with 2 sons and 3 grandsons. Her youngest son got married last summer and Deb was thrilled when that union resulted in two additional grandchildren to the family.