School of Education

Deborah Durham

University Supervisor

Education

BA in social science/English, California State University Chico

Standard Lifetime Secondary Credential (Fisher), California State University Chico

MA Education, reading emphasis, California State University Chico

Teaching and Research Interests

Debi Durham began her journey in education at CSUC as a student teacher in what was then known as the PV/Paradise Center. Teaching at both traditional and alternative settings, Debi enjoyed the challenges and range of student abilities throughout her more than thirty years in the classroom. Due to the flexibility of the Fisher credential, Debi taught English/language arts, social sciences, and various subject area "singletons" spanning levels ranging from core/skill classes to Advanced Placement. Debi also taught LEAD reading classes at Butte College.

Over the years, Debi has been a department chair/leadership team member, district mentor, BTSA Equity Trainer, BTSA support provider, as well as a classroom teacher (CT) for numerous CSUC student teachers. Due to her association with the Northern California Writing Project, Debi has had the opportunity to present at various state and national conferences, as well as participate in professional development sponsored by the National Writing Project. She is a member of the Holocaust Educators' Network (HEN) having received a fellowship to study with other teachers in New York City.

Currently, Debi is a university supervisor in the School of Education.