Debbie coordinates The Stock Market Game program, a financial education simulation used in hundreds of classrooms throughout the state each school year to teach the fundamentals of personal finance while emphasizing the benefits of long-term saving and investing. She also provides professional development and assists with Social Science curricular resources for NIU STEAM. Debbie has been involved in education for nearly 15 years. She joined NIU outreach in 2008 with Econ Illinois, an education organization committed to improving the lives of students in Illinois through economic and financial literacy education. With Econ Illinois, Debbie oversaw all student programming and professional development. She holds an M.A. in Teaching from Aurora University and a B.A. from Governors State University in Business Administration.