In 1989, Deborah Louis began her career in education. Until the fall of 2006 Deborah taught On-Level, Pre-AP, and AP English to middle school, freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior students of diverse ethnicities with a variety of learning styles.
While at Duncanville Independent School District (“ISD”) from 1990 to 1998, Deborah was appointed Secondary English Vertical Team Coordinator where she coordinated a team of twelve Pre-AP and AP teachers in the design and development of an aligned and comprehensive 7-12 Pre-AP and AP English Program.
In August 1998, Deborah began teaching at Birdville ISD where she taught junior AP Language and Composition and senior On-Level English and served as English Vertical Team Coordinator for Birdville High School and its three K-8 feeder schools. In 2002, while still at Birdville, she became an Instructional Technology Specialist, training multi-disciplined K-12 teachers in methods of integrating technology into their curricula to meet the objectives of the TEKS and the TAKS and the scope and sequence of the district curricula.
In 2004 Deborah was asked to join Dallas ISD as Lead AP English Instructor where she worked with inner city students and teachers in developing programs, coordinating workshops and institutes, and modeling effective lessons in the classroom.
Deborah is a former College Board consultant. From 1994 until 2005, Deborah conducted numerous one- and two-day workshops as well as summer institutes across the Southwest Region and on the National circuit. In August 2007 she opened Louis Educational Concepts (www.LouisConcepts.com), an independent consulting firm which provides professional staff development training to educators and concentrated instruction to groups of students in all subjects. In March 2011, Deborah acquired the Jane Schaffer Writing Program® (www.janeschaffer.com/), a nationally acclaimed and proven methodology for teaching the writing process to students in grades 3-12. The program is also receiving international recognition.
Deborah’s focus is innovation in education, producing over 35 workshops in English Language Arts and Integration of Technology in the Curricula. She works as the Program Director for foundations who ask her to develop, coordinate, and manage programs for students and teachers. Deborah is a consultant to foundations, districts, and campuses all over the nation..
Deborah has a B.B.A. in Marketing from the University of Texas at Austin, an M.A. in English with Emphasis in Classical Rhetoric from The University of North Texas in Denton, and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Humanities from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria. She resides in Dallas, Texas.