My Name is Debra Kearney and I am the Assistant Principal at Hedges School. I am excited and honored at the opportunity to be part of this school community. I look forward to building on the great work that Hedges is currently doing. I have been in the field of education for 24 years. I am a highly skilled and organized educational professional with proven experiences as a classroom teacher and gifted coordinator. I am nationally board certified. I realized that I needed to pursue my passion of working with teachers, students and families in a leadership position. This is what I intend on doing here at Hedges School. My goals are making sure all students achieve academic success in a safe and supportive learning environment. Educational practices predicated on scientifically researched based curriculum. A professional collaborative learning community using data driven instructions. Actively engage parents and community partnership. During the course of the year, it is my hope that we will work together to provide the students of Hedges Elementary School the best possible opportunities in preparing them to be world class citizens ready to master the challenges of the 21st Century with a solid foundation created here at our school.