Company: Marquette Catholic School
Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
Debra D. Walsh, teacher at Marquette Catholic School, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Educators for dedication, achievements, and leadership in special education and middle school teaching.
Ms. Walsh is a teacher who has dedicated nearly three decades of her career to special education and adaptive instructional techniques. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, she earned a Bachelor of Science in education in 1981 and a Master of Science in education in 1995, and began teaching in 1981 as a special education teacher at West Salem Middle School. In 1986, Ms. Walsh moved to Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, where she continued to work with special needs students for the next seventeen years. In the early 2000s, Ms. Walsh left Wisconsin for Oklahoma and became a member of the special education staff at Broken Arrows North Intermediate School in 2003.
Since 2008, Ms. Walsh has taught pre-algebra to seventh and eighth-grade students at Marquette Catholic School in addition to an eighth-grade homeroom section. She is a former member of the National Education Association’s Wisconsin-area middle school math group and remains involved with community-level charitable outreach including Meals on Wheels, international mission trips, and working with organizations benefiting wounded veterans. Ms. Walsh attributes her career success to her dedication to her students and ability to create differentiated instructional strategies to suit the needs of each child. In the coming years, she hopes to begin planning her retirement from the classroom and to devote more time to mentoring new educators.
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