Deborah trained as a teacher at Exeter University and has worked in several schools in various teaching roles including Guernsey. In 2010, Deborah started work at a local outstanding tertiary college as Programme Co-ordinator of Health and Social Care. This role involved planning and delivering Health and Social Care lecturers, seminars and lessons; leading a team of lecturers across levels 1 to 3 of Edexcel and C&G qualifications.
Deborah also took on the role as Lead Internal Verifier for Health and Social Care, a role that she has continued at Devon Studio School. Recent promotion has seen Deborah take on the role of Curriculum Lead at Devon Studio School with increased responsibilities specifically for the 6th form. Deborah is part of the governing body because she sees it as a unique and exciting opportunity to represent the staff of DSS.