IDHS-DebDebra Emerson brings a wealth of experience, having spent the past eight years teaching kindergarten and 1st grade. Morah Debra is known by all of her students and colleagues to bring her big smile and caring nature to school each day. She has extensive experience as a GATE teacher and in implementing Positive Discipline, Singapore Math, Lucy Calkins Workshop and FOSS science. Debra has her Clear Multiple-Subject Teaching Credential, and her love of teaching shines through her daily interactions and relationships with both students and parents. She believes that children develop a love of learning through inquiry-based and experiential learning, meaningful projects, student collaboration and dramatic play.

Debra enjoys spending her free time with her family, traveling to Africa and Mexico to volunteer, loves animals, is an avid reader and has an extensive library of children’s literature that she generously shares with her students. One of Morah Debra’s favorite quotes is, “Write it in your heart that every day is the best day of the year”, Ralph Waldo Emerson.