My name is Debra Rankin and I am an ECE teacher at Maxwell. I received my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from Alcorn State University in Mississippi and my graduate degree from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. I have been teaching at Maxwell since 2000. Over my teaching career, I have taught kindergarten through sixth grade. I was a reading specialist for eight years and an intervention teacher for four years. I also taught highly gifted and talented students. My gift to my students is helping them develop a strong desire for learning and loving every minute of it! I am especially happy to have developed strong relationships with Maxwell’s parent community. My family ties are very strong. When away from school, I enjoy the arts, listening to music, exercising, reading great books, scrapbooking, watching Perry Mason reruns, and spending time with my family and friends.