Debbie Harris, a longtime speaker at our conference, graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies (with a California K-8 certification) and has spent twenty-plus years as a classroom educator, primarily in the elementary grades. Since 2000, Debbie has worked at Hope Academy, an inner city classical school in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in several roles which have included administration, instructional coaching and as a classroom teacher.  She is part of the Spreading Hope organization which is helping the classical movement spread in inner city schools across the country.  She lives in Hugo, Minnesota with her husband and two sons. Debbie has focused on mentoring teachers in classical pedagogy and classroom management strategies since 2002. She works for the CiRCE Institute as a consultant in classroom management and instruction.