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.