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Deborah Fleshman

Deborah Fleshman

Irvine Unified School District

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Deborah's work combines: Education, Non-Profit Organizations, and Upholding a Cause and Belief

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Day In The Life

Early Learning Specialist

Providing guidance and leadership to children, families, and staff.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    Presentation High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Child Development

    California State University-Chico

  • Graduate Degree

    Human Development and Family Studies, General

    Pacific Oaks College

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Special Education Teachers, Kindergarten and Elementary School:

Graduate Degree: Early Childhood Education and Teaching

Certification: Funeral Direction/Service

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    Running my own Pre-K classroom while in college.

  • 2.

    Working with children and families from poverty.

  • 3.

    Understanding the business side to early childhood education, managing the people, program and finances.

  • 4.

    Year long leadership program.

  • 5.

    Training, coaching, and mentoring professional staff. (200 individuals at a state conference)

  • 6.

    Finishing my thesis.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Parents:

    Teachers make no money!

  • How I responded:

    Follow your passion regardless of the path and struggles you may have.