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Debbie TullyDebbie Tully

Associate Professor
300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: 509.777.4369
Fax: 509.777.3251
Office Location: Dixon Hall 306


M.Ed., B.A. University of San Diego
Ed.D. Washington State University

Year Joined Whitworth Faculty


Areas of Specialization / Expertise

Special education; elementary education; character education; co-teaching; student reflective voice

Selected Publications / Presentations / Honors

Recipient, witih Lois Davies, of a $30,340.00 Whitworth University and Mead School District Partnership Grant: Standard V Pilot Program, Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Completed two pilot research studies on character development in P-6 schools, in conjunction with Spokane Schools and Washington State University (2007).

Director of the Evening Teacher Certification Program, Whitworth in the Evening (2003-present); visiting instructor and placement coordinator, Whitworth School of Education(1996-2003); preschool at-risk and special-education screening and placement coordinator, 7 district cooperative(1990-1995); diagnostician case manager for special-education students (1990 -1991).

Serves as Washington State Coordinator: State Schools of Character, which informs the educators in school districts of Washington State about the national and state initiatives in character education. This leadership team recruits and evaluates applications for State School of Character Awards and the Promising Practices Awards selected by the National Character Education Partnership.  They also provide mentoring, support and resources to interested schools/districts (2009-present).  

Presentations include: "Let the Learners Speak: Instruction Informed by Student Reflective Voice," at the  Washington State Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Seattle (2009); "Implementing Co-Teaching: The Eastern Washington Experience," and "Assessing our Partnership Programs," at the Professional Educators Standards Board/Higher Education Conference, Seattle (2010); co-taught training for educational administrators for the Mead School District (2009); co-taught regional training for university supervisors for the Consortium University Supervisors of Eastern Washington, Spokane (2009).