Than Healy

Upper School Head, Lakeside School (now at Menlo Park)
Well-prepared and self-reflective, Deb brings a monstrous knowledge of her content area and a delightful relationship with her students that yield excellent reviews year in and year out.

Colleen Kyle

Upper School History Department Head
She is an outstanding world history teacher and a generous pedagogue who has had, in my view, a greater impact on our department’s overall quality and intentionality than any other individual… Deb’s impact on Lakeside School has gone far beyond her own classroom and students. She is a visionary educator with an extraordinary work ethic and whole-hearted commitment to fellow teachers.

Charlotte Blessing

Director of Global Education, Lakeside School
Deb possesses all of the qualities I look for in [Global Service Learning] trip leaders: enthusiasm for global learning and cultural immersion; tolerance for ambiguity; adaptability; confidence and integrity; attention to health and safety issues…  Deborah has an international mindset and complemented with a deep knowledge of her academic field and a high level of creativity, she has enriched the on campus curriculum in ways that allow students to integrate their GSL experience into their classroom work. One can always approach Deb for ideas and a rich discussion about all things educational.

9th grade, World History student

Lakeside School
The material we cover is interesting, but most of all the class is interesting because of the various ways we approach learning about history. We do everything from debates, to map-drawing, to current events that help us relate what we're studying to the world today.

9th grade, World History student

Lakeside School
Before this year, I never had a drive to do history but ever since I've been in Dr. J's class, I am excited to go to history class.   History class puts me in a good mood for the rest of the day.

10th grade, African History student

Lakeside School
I feel that she is extremely knowledgeable both about modern history all across the board and world. I feel very confident in having her prepare me for the history AP this spring.

10th grade, African History student

Lakeside School
Dr. J is one of the best history teachers I've ever had because she really feels good about the course content. She doesn't just list facts that we may not know of, but she actually makes sure we understand the concepts and makes sure not to bore us. :)

Brian Allen

Program Director, Teachers Across Borders (Australia) Inc.
Your [Eric's] work with Teachers Across Borders Australia has been of the utmost importance to the organisation in establishing and developing an interactive web site for the presenters as well as a place for prospective presenters to find information about the organisation.
 

9th grade Big History student

Lakeside School
The Big History Project is no piece of cake. But with Dr. J, Lakeside School’s biggest Big Historian, it’s at least comparable to sitting back and munching freshly made popcorn. Mixing in vast amounts of teaching with informative, food-filled threshold parties (a surefire approach to student approval), Dr. J [Deborah] makes the Big History course fun, intriguing, and a challenge well worth taking on.

9th grade Big History student

Lakeside School
Big History gave me a framework for all of my learning. It helped me discover how my entire education fits together. Big History poses a difficult challenge to any teacher, as it is impossible to be an expert in every field of knowledge. Dr. J is the perfect teacher for the course though because of her aptitude for learning as well as teaching.