Debra (Debbie) Nash
Education background: PPC- AA, PSU-Bachelor in Speech Communications, PSU-Teaching license, PSU- ELD specialization certification, PSU-Masters in Education.
I have always enjoyed teaching and helping others. This interest started in middle school and continued as I began to work in the floral industry, the arts and in restaurants. Teaching gives me great personal satisfaction. I enjoy children and watching them learn and grow. I have a strong sense of responsibility to community and desire to help our students see that they can impact the world in a positive way.
I grew up in a family where only a high school educated father supported our family of six. This ultimately helped me to understand the struggles of limited financial resources and often limited expectations for growth. I understand the impact divorce has on family and the emotions that children and women struggle with during this time. I have lived the life as a single mother, returning to college, and barely surviving financially month to month. I’ve experienced firsthand the struggles that come when blending families. I also have a child with disabilities, which resulted in many years working with educators in the IEP process. I feel that these combined experiences provide me insight to many struggles our families are going through each day and make me a better teacher and child advocate.
I grew up in San Luis Obispo, California and moved to Oregon in 1989. I live in Sandy, Oregon on 30 beautiful, peaceful, acres. Most of my children are out of the home now, but I am involved with my family in as many ways as I can. Most of our children live in Oregon and between my husband and myself we have 11 grandchildren. I love them all dearly and love hearing about their education and teachers.