As a poet, author, and educator, Deborah is always excited about sharing her knowledge and insights. She has given numerous presentations and talks on a variety of topics.  Please feel free to contact her if you are looking for a presenter for your next event.

Deborah loves reading poetry and participated in the monthly Reader’s Party sponsored by the Durham County Library.  For May 2016, the theme was Mother’s Day and it was videotaped.  See the link below; she is reading about 9 and ½ minutes into the recording.



North Carolina Head Start Association Conference – 2014, 2015
Read, Write, Act Virtual Conference – 2014
Heart for Homeschool Workshop - 2014

                Helping Kids Learn to Read - Unlock your child’s potential by helping them learn to read. What can you do to help your child learn to read?                                                       Learn proven methods to not only help your child learn to read, but to read fluently with comprehension.

               Meeting Reading Challenges - Reading disabilities are reasons why some children have difficulty learning to read,                                                                                          write, spell, do math, and develop other skills. Learn what can be done to help your child who has a learning disability like dyslexia.


North Carolina Head Start Association Conference – 2016, 2017

                Make Learning Fun - Children learn more quickly during their early years than any other time in their life.  Find simple ways to make learning                                                      to read and do math fun while your child is still young.  Help them to develop a love of learning that will continue for years to come.


School Visit – May 2014

              Glenn Elementary School – 2nd Grade Classes
              Discussed my set of 3 children’s books and gave phonics lesson

School Visit – Oct 2015

              Eastway Elementary School – 2nd Grade Class
              Read to the students in one of the 2nd grade classes

School Visit – Nov 2015

              Pearsontown Elementary School – 1st Grade Class                                                                                                                                                                                       Read to the students in celebration of American Education Week              

School Visit – Dec 2015

              Y.E. Smith Elementary School – Kindergarten Classes                                                                                                                                                                                   Read to the students and gave each one a “Matt the Rat”                                                                                                                                                                               Stick Puppet Kit as a Christmas present


Vacation Bible School   

               Equipping Laborers for the Harvest – 2005

               Based on the book – Share Jesus Without Fear by William Faye and Ralph Hodge

               Walking in His Footsteps – 2009

              Taken from Matthew chapters 5 – 7
              True holiness requires us to be righteous inwardly as well as outwardly

Deaconess Training – Multiple times 

            Taken from the book – Walking in the Newness of Life by Dr. Maurice Riley


Understanding Discipleship – 2010

            7-day class on being a true disciple of Christ


Discipleship Training – From Membership to Discipleship – Sept – Oct 2011

              Taken from Matthew 28:16-20 – The Great Commission
              Co-taught with other facilitators


Bible Study Fellowship International – Children’s Program Teacher for 3 years


New Horizons New Members Class – Facilitated for over 10 years

8 topics that give students a firm foundation in Christianity


Robeson Community College – April 2015

National Poetry Month – Guest Poet
Read poems from my inspirational book of poetry – Seasoned With His Love


Delta Kappa Gamma Meeting – 2011

Guest Speaker
Shared information about my 2 breast cancer experiences, the writing and self-publishing of my first book of                                                                                         inspirational poetry, and what I am most excited about – my passion for teaching.


Career Preparation – 2008

Co-taught with other facilitators


Healthy Eating Lifestyle Change – 2008, 2010      

Provided nutritional information and prepared food for each class


Finding and Applying for Scholarships - ongoing

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