Deborah, Ph.D.

Personal Statement

Deborah is a veteran teacher who has taught English in the NJ public schools for over thirty years and now teaches poetry writing at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, NJ. In 2003 she received an Edward Fry Fellowship for scholarship for research work at Rutger’s University and received her Ed. D. in Literacy Education in 2004. She is an award-winning poet whose work has appeared in Adanna, Ararat, Exit 13, Lips, The Still Water Review, Journal of New Jersey Poets, Paterson Literary Review, where her poems received Editor’s Choice, and various anthologies. She the author of the chapbook, The Language of Rain (2008), and one full length collection of poetry, The Language of Paisley, published in 2012. She also serves as VP of Programs for the writing organization, Women Who Write, Inc. Deborah’s philosophy is that “the teacher’s goal is to inspire learning and create an academic atmosphere in which students can flourish.”

In Person and Online Tutoring

Experienced Teacher and Mentor


  • Rutgers University, MA in Education and Ed.D in Writing Literacy
  • College Essay Writing
  • English
  • Reading
  • Subject Test Prep
  • Writing
  • Awarded an Edward Fry Fellowship for Ed.D. dissertation research at Rutgers University (2004-2005)
  • Originated and participated in a college sponsored poetry reading and writing workshop for students at the College of Saint Elizabeth involving four NJ published women poets (2008)
  • Participated in Geraldine Dodge Poetry Program for teachers “Clearing the Spring, Tending the Fountain” (2005-2014)
  • NJ published poet whose poems appear in various journals

“…She is amazing. She is so talented in her ways of enriching the classroom environment. I always wanted to know more.”

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