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Mrs. Debra Byford

Biography: My name is Debra Byford, and I have been in education for 27 years.  I have taught grades K-5 with Waco ISD for 12 years.  For the past three years I have served as an Elementary District Reading Coach/Instructional Specialist.  This year I will begin a new position to Waco ISD as a Reading Recovery Lead Teacher.  I am excited to be a part of the Spartan family and this new opportunity. 

My Why:  Teaching is my desire, purpose, and talent. All children come to us with a natural desire to learn, and each one deserves an equal opportunity to grow and excel in their education.  It brings me joy in life to build strong relationships with my students and to watch them grow and blossom into lifelong learners.