Oneill-photo-BW-2Deb started at Oakland Schools in 2007 as the Early Childhood Special Education Consultant and then the following year moved into the role of Supervisor for District and Student Services. Deb’s career drew her to various locations throughout Michigan, starting in Caro, moving on to Grand Haven & Zeeland and finally settling in Oakland County. She has been a teacher, teacher consultant, project find coordinator, and supervisor for Special Education. Deb was instrumental in helping Rochester Community Schools establish the first inclusive preschool program in the state. She has also served on numerous committees at the state and local level.

In her current role, Deb supervises teacher consultants for low incidence disabilities. She supports all aspects of their work, including student evaluation, aligning goals to Common Core State Standards and Essential Elements, monitoring individual student progress, and implementing sound instructional practices. As part of a 5 year Strategic Plan for the Department of Special Education, Deb works to design and implement goals as part of the continuous improvement process. She is currently working in collaboration with Michigan Department of Education Low Incidence Outreach to conduct comprehensive program review using the tool Quality Programs for Students with Visual Impairments.

Deb loves to read, golf, travel and garden, but most of all enjoys spending time with family and friends.