Debbie came to Charlotte in 1978 after graduating from college with a degree in elementary education and getting married. Before having her 2 girls, she worked as a first grade teacher in CMS, but once they were born and started preschool, her education focus shifted to younger children.

She served as a preschool teacher, assistant director and for over 25 years, served as the director of a large preschool in Charlotte. After expanding that preschool program to include kindergarten and early elementary, the school is now K-12 with over 850 students.

Debbie delights in seeing boys and girls grow academically and spiritually. It’s a joy to see students being salt and light in their schools and college campuses, and others starting godly homes of their own.

Debbie is married to John and has 2 adult daughters and 3 grandchildren, Hudson and twin granddaughters, Hensley and Hadley. Spending time with them is her favorite thing to do! Debbie also enjoys shopping and Pinterest, chocolate and sweet tea!