Ms. Debbie Gafford named Teacher of the Year at Blake Primary School!

Miss Gafford teaches K-2 Self-Contained Special Education. This is her ninth year teaching in room 18 at Blake. Prior to this, she taught for 3 years in the Buckeye Elementary School District and 2 years in Michigan.

Debbie earned her Bachelor’s Degree in K-5 Elementary Education and endorsements in K-12 Special Education and Early Childhood from Eastern Michigan University. She earned her Master’s of Education Degree in Curriculum & Instruction: Autism Spectrum Disorders from Arizona State University.

Debbie truly enjoys being a special education educator as it is such a rewarding job. Every day she watches her students overcome their individual learning and behavior challenges to make academic gains. They consistently surprise her by not only meeting their goals, but surpassing them!

Congratulations, Miss Gafford!