Debra Bell is the best-selling author of the award-winning Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling, Ultimate Guide to Homeschooling Teens and the Ultimate Planners for moms, teens, and students (Apologia Press). A former high school and college English teacher, Debra and her husband Kermit home educated their four kids K-12; all of whom are college graduates and employed. Her articles on homeschooling have been published in The Old Schoolhouse Magazine, Homeschooling Today, The Teaching Home and Thriving Families Magazine. She has been a keynote or featured speaker at numerous international and national venues for more than twenty years.

Debra holds a B.S. in communications education,  an M.A. in English, and a Ph.D. in educational psychology from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA.

During her homeschooling years, Debra helped to found three homeschool co-ops which continue today (one for elementary, one for high school, and one for drama). Today, she is a full time author and executive director for Aim Academy, which provides online college prep courses for 7th-12th. Debra also serves as vice-chair for the Global Home Education Conference to be held March 2016 in Rio de Janeiro.