Mrs. Curtis graduated from Albion College with a B.A. in English and a B.A. in Economics and Management. She received her teaching degree from Loyola University in Chicago and spent several years teaching Kindergarten and a 1st and 2nd grade combined classroom at Mount Carmel Academy in Chicago. Mrs. Curtis took time off to stay at home with her four children and was an active volunteer for over 10 years in her parish as a Catechist for grades K-8. Debbie was also an active volunteer in her children’s grade school as a Junior Great Books Facilitator, an Art Awareness Coordinator, Room Parent, Classroom Reading Assistant and Chair of the annual school fundraiser. Mrs. Curtis began teaching Kindergarten at St. Raphael in 2018. After her first year of teaching at St. Raphael Debbie was awarded the Karyn M. Brown Award for Excellence in Teaching. Mrs. Curtis also volunteers on the Sunshine Committee, organizes a service project for Catholic Schools Week and participates in the Diocesan review of science standards and assessment.
Mrs. Curtis brings a love of the Catholic faith into the daily teaching of her Kindergarten students. She nurtures the whole child and promotes growth spiritually, academically and socially and brings flexibility, adaptability, caring, cooperation and a positive attitude to our school.