Debora Scheffel


Deborah began working with Side-by-Side Educational Consulting as part of the Montana Striving Readers Project. She studied special education at the University of Denver (MA) and language and learning and neuropsychology at Northwestern University (PhD) in Evanston, Illinois for her graduate education, and has worked in six states across many contexts to achieve her passion… supporting excellence in education for every child.

Debora is first and foremost a teacher, and she sees in education the fulfillment of a child’s potential and the rewarding of a teacher’s dream… changing lives.   She has worked in schools as a coach, with teachers in teacher preparation, and has engaged in education policy work at the state level, all with the goal of making the world a better place through education. In her free time, she loves family time and water and snow sports and is grateful for an amazing community of educators at Side-by-Side and beyond, who contribute to her life-long learning in teaching and education, the profession by which all other professions are made possible.