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Deborah Campbell Early Childhood Family Education, Sauk Rapids - Rice School District, Visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, USA

Deborah Campbell (M.S., Parent Education & Counseling, St. Cloud State University) has been a licensed parent educator for 20 years and has facilitated parent education groups, including ones with teen parents and others with complex issues. She is Director of Early Childhood Family Programs for the Sauk Rapids - Rice, School District in Minnesota, where she supervises and mentors licensed parent educators and develops and oversees educational programs that serve families with young children. An adjunct professor in the Child & Family Studies Department at St. Cloud State, Deborah teaches classes addressing group process and advanced facilitation skills in parent education. She works with other parent education and support programs, providing staff training and consultation on professional boundaries, levels of involvement with families, collaboration, and other related topics for helping professions. She presents at local and state conferences and training sessions dealing with parent education issues. She has also co-authored a training manual on levels of involvement and has written training curricula for Minnesota's Department of Children, Families & Learning on team building, family literacy, and collaboration. Her two adult children, Ben and Elizabeth, provided her with many life lessons on parenting that inspired her interest and commitment to parent education. She lives with her husband, Larry, in St. Cloud, Minnesota.