Ms. Deborah E. Louis, Ph.D.
In 1989, Deborah Louis began her career in education. Until the fall of 2006 Deborah taught On-Level, Pre-AP, and AP English to middle school, freshman, sophomore, junior, and senior students of diverse ethnicity with a variety of learning styles. Over the course of fifteen years as a classroom teacher Deborah also held the following positions:
- English Vertical Team Coordinator
- Instructional Technology Specialist; and
- Lead AP English Instructor
Next to being in a classroom full of students or teachers, Deborah most loves developing programs, coordinating workshops and institutes, and modeling effective lessons in the classroom.
Deborah is a former College Board consultant, conducting numerous one- and two-day workshops as well as summer institutes across the Southwest Region and on the National circuit between 1994 and 2005. Deborah met Jane Schaffer in 1992 and began using her program with high school students in various socioeconomic districts and of various learning styles and abilities. Over the years, Deborah attended many of Jane’s workshops and the two developed a professional and personal relationship. In 2007, Jane asked Deborah to become one of her national presenters. In 2010, Jane asked Deborah to take the writing program legacy forward. In 2011, after Jane’s passing and with the family’s blessings, Deborah purchased the Jane Schaffer Writing Program®.
Deborah has a B.B.A. in Marketing from the University of Texas at Austin (1980), an M.A. in English with Emphasis in Classical Rhetoric from The University of North Texas in Denton (1996), and an M.A. (2009) and Ph.D. (2013) in Humanities from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, California. She resides in Dallas, Texas.