OESIS Network President Sanje Ratnavale is delighted to announce that Deborah Farmer Kris has agreed to join our prestigious team of national thought leaders as senior parenting columnist for Intrepid Ed News, beginning in April.
Deborah is an author, teacher, parent educator, and founder of Parenthood365. As a child development expert, Deborah works as a parenting columnist for PBS KIDS and writes about education for MindShift, an NPR learning blog.
Over the course of her career, Deborah has taught elementary, middle and high school, worked as a school administrator, directed two leadership institutes, and served as an associate scholar at the Boston University Center for Character and Social Responsibility. Her writing has been featured several times in The Washington Post; she is the co-author of the book Building Character in Schools: A Resource Guide; and she is the author of two forthcoming picture books – I Love You All the Time and You Have Feelings All the Time (Free Spirit Publishing, January 2022).
Deborah has a B.A. in English, a B.S. in Education, and an M.Ed. in Counseling psychology. A popular speaker, she has offered workshops to hundreds of parents and educators around the country. She and her husband have two kids who love to test every theory they’ve ever had about child development! Mostly, she loves finding and sharing nuggets of practical wisdom that can help kids and families thrive — including her own.
You can follow her on Twitter @dfkris, contact her at [email protected], or visit her website https://www.parenthood365.com/