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Deb Odell

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Department of Education


MS, Portland State University

Courses Taught

Descriptive Linguistics & Exploration of English Form
Leadership: ESOL Professional in the School & Community
Leading for Literacy


Deb is principal of Springwater Environmental School. Previously, she was a teacher on special assignment and national-level guided language acquisition design staff developer for North Clackamas School District. In this role, she provided leadership and staff development to implement GLAD as a building-wide model. She also provided support for instructional assistants and English-as-a-second- language teachers.

Deb has consulted broadly in the region on the topic of English language development, with a focus on sheltered instruction, and has served as a school district coordinator assisting families who are experiencing homelessness.

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Several faculty members from the Department of Education presented a session on culturally responsive teaching at the Oregon Leadership Network's Spring Leadership Institute in April 2014.


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