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Principal's Bio

Mrs. Garton graduated from SAGU with a degree in Secondary Education and holds a Master's Degree in Educational Administration from UT Tyler. She is currently studying Educational Leadership in a Doctoral Program at Dallas Baptist University.
With over fifteen years experience in both traditional public and charter schools in Waco and Waxahachie, Deb has served as a classroom teacher, state testing coordinator, campus principal, and coordinator of special populations. She has led district-wide programs such as ESL, RTI, and 504, and holds a Principal Certification and Teaching Certification in grades 1-12 and ESL. Deb’s passion is building people, and empowering them to realize their purpose, potential, and possibilities.
Her favorite part of being a principal is watching her teachers and staff grow and making a difference in the lives of children. She has a heart for children in poverty and those with disabilities. She has a particular interest in ADHD, executive functioning, and social-emotional health.
Deb has been married for 21 years and has two boys, ages 7 and 9. She has lived in Canada, Oklahoma, and Texas. In her free time, Deb enjoys reading, writing, singing, cooking, and spending time with her family. We welcome Deb Garton to the Life School family.