Debra has been involved in education since 1978 and Montessori education since 1988. She holds a Diploma of Teaching, Bachelor of Education and 3 Montessori Diplomas from MWEI for ages 3-6 and 6-9 years. During her years in Montessori education, Debra has taught students from the age of 18 months to 12 years. She also has had the roles of Acting Principal at Guildford Montessori School, Senior Teacher at Perth Montessori School and Deputy Principal at Melbourne Montessori School. Debra has a strong interest in literacy and has conducted workshops for Montessori and Independent schools. Debra is a tutor for MWEI and has been involved as a mentor for the MAF Quality Assurance Program since its inception.