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Debra Neighbors

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I am excited to be part of Bear Creek Elementary, a No Excuses University school. It is my privilege to support our teachers with their professional growth by working closely with them to use the best instructional practices as well as with campus leadership and district Curriculum & Instruction to plan professional development to meet our campus needs. You can find me working with teachers, students, and administration to help Bear Creek be the B.E.S.T. school we can be.

I have been in education for twelve years in California and Texas. As a classroom teacher, I have taught third through sixth grades. Additionally, I have served an instructional coach supporting middle schools. I have a degree in Political Science from California State University Stanislaus and a Master’s Degree from San Jose State University in Education Administration and Supervision. Prior to working in education, I work for nonprofit organizations doing program development, grant writing and fundraising.

Before moving to Texas and GCISD three years ago, I lived in California, growing up on a farm in the Central Valley before moving to the heart of Silicon Valley. My older daughter is a business owner in the Dallas area, while my younger is finishing her studies at California State University Fullerton.