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Deborah Tully, Ed.D.
Associate Dean, Teacher Education & School Partnerships
300 West Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: 509.777.4369

Office Location: Dixon Hall 306

Debbie Tully is the associate dean for teacher education and school partnerships. Over the past 16 years, she has worked for Whitworth in the capacities of being the director of the evening teacher certification program, supervisor, placement coordinator and instructor of coursework in special education, classroom management and elementary and social studies methods. Prior to coming to Whitworth, Debbie worked within public school systems in California, Oregon and Illinois. Her public school experience spans from pre-school through high school including positions as a general educator, special education teacher, diagnostician, district special services consultant, and early childhood screening and placement coordinator.

Professionally, Debbie has presented at the National Conference of the Association for the Education of Young Children and the Washington State Personnel Association Conference and is an active member of the Council for Exceptional Children. In addition to elementary and special education topics, Debbie's current research interests include adult learners, leadership in educational settings and character development. Her highest priority is preparing teachers who are competent to address the needs of the whole child in today's inclusive educational settings..

Debbie earned her bachelor's degree in English and elementary education and her M.Ed. in special education from the University of San Diego. She earned her administrative certificate from Portland State University. Her doctorate in educational leadership was granted by Washington State University.