Deborah Persson


Deborah joined the fight to ensure educational equity for all students with Teach for America. During her time with TFA, her 9th grade students at IDEA-Brownsville achieved the highest ELA scores in the district on the end-of-year-assessment and surpassed their goals on the STAAR. From there, she joined the Chicago International Charter School team at the Avalon campus where she led her students to advancing 2+ years in reading on the NWEA. She accepted the position of Middle School Principal at CICS-Basil where she served for 5 years before moving to Denver and joining DSST Noel. She is excited to be returning to Chicago and joining the Teachers Supporting Teachers team in ensuring that all teachers are prepared to give students an excellent education that prepares them for success in high school, college, and beyond.