Debbie Schum earned her Bachelors Degree in Mathematics from Southeastern Louisiana University and a Masters Degree in Curriculum /Supervision and Elementary / Secondary Principalship. She taught Mathematics in both East Baton Rouge Parish and St. John the Baptist Parish for 20 years. She has also served as a district level curriculum coordinator, staff developer and testing coordinator. She was a secondary school principal for 11 years and she was chosen as the 2003 Louisiana High School Principal of the Year. She served as the Chief Academic Officer for the Recovery School District in New Orleans and supervised 33 schools and principals at each site. She currently serves as the Deputy Superintendent of College and Career Readiness for the Louisiana Department of Education and is leading the charge for an 80% graduation rate and increasing the number of high school graduates that participate in post secondary education. Though she was born in Ft. Walton Beach, Florida she has been a resident of Louisiana for 45 years and Laplace, LA for the past 35 years.
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