Meet the Team
MEd, Education Leadership, Broad Center for the Management of School Systems
MBA, Babson College
BA, Wellesley College
Deb is an innovative senior leader and practical visionary with over twenty years of strategy and operations experience from both for-profit and non-profit organizations, with a significant focus on the USK12 educator sector. She currently is the Founder & CEO of Dancing Panda, an education technology startup focused on family engagement. Other experiences include serving as an operational school leader at an elementary school in East Harlem, a founding team member of Newsela, an edtech literacy startup, and a talent development leader overseeing anti-racism work at an education non-profit in East Harlem.
Deb started her career in technology marketing, working with Fortune 500 companies. She first worked as a senior customer services representative managing the accounts of several financial services firms for a technology market research firm, IDC. Later, she oversaw the marketing and operations of The Computerworld Honors Program, an IT awards program.
Deb has a Masters in Education Leadership from the Broad Center for the Management of School Systems , an MBA from Babson College focused on Social Entrepreneurship, and a BA in Economics from Wellesley College. She enjoys networking and meeting other people, cooking, arts and crafts, watching movies and Asian dramas, reading, singing, snowboarding, stand-up paddleboarding, and travel. Deb lives with her husband and two young children in northern NJ.