Over her thirty-three years of teaching, Deborah has consistently dedicated work to enhancing the communication climate of school communities.  She has served on two school boards, been a member of a North Central Accreditation team and served as a communication consultant to numerous schools.  Her services include:

  • Faculty/Staff In-service sessions
  • Communication consultancy to School Boards
  • Keynote presentations to educational conventions and parent groups
  • Communication training for parents
  • Conflict management and mediation
  • Coaching for administrators

A partial list of our clients includes:

Seton High School
Cincinnati, OH

St. Margaret of York
Loveland, OH

Mt. Notre Dame Academy
Reading, OH

Mt. Notre Dame Academy
Park Hills, KY

Our Lady of Visitation
Bridgetown, OH

Chase Elementary School
Cincinnati, OH

Cincinnati Public Schools
Cincinnati, OH

All Saints School
Montgomery, OH

Holy Family School
Price Hill, OH

St. Cecilia School
Deer Park, OH

St. Columban School
Loveland, OH

St. Ursula Academy
Cincinnati, OH

Ursuline Academy
Blue Ash, OH

St. Ignatius Loyola School
Cincinnati, OH

Cardinal Pacelli School
Mt. Lookout, OH

St. Susanna School
Loveland, OH

Summit Elementary School
Cincinnati, OH

St. Mary School
Hyde Park, OH

Stephen T. Badin H.S.
Hamilton, OH

Lakota Schools School Board
West Chester, OH

Archbishop Alter H.S.
Kettering, OH

Catholic H.S. 

Dayton, OH

St. Xavier H.S.
Cincinnati, OH

St. Bartholomew
Consolidated School

Cincinnati, OH

Marquette University H.S.
Milwaukee, WI

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee
Milwaukee, WI

St. Aloysius Gonzaga School
Cincinnati, OH

St. Anthony on the Lake School
Pewaukee, WI

St. Alphonsus School
Greendale, WI 

Mother of Mercy High School
Cincinnati, OH

St. Eugene School
Fox Point, WI

St. Andrew Parish School
Delavan, WI

Faculty/Staff In-Service
“Creating Positive School Communities through Effective Communication Strategies”

Description: This highly interactive workshop will introduce educators to the skills of effective interpersonal and collaborative communication practices that are necessary to build positive relationships at school.


  1. Introductions and overview of the workshop: Communication is a choice!
  2. Effective communication flows from understanding our interdependence.
  3. People who work together will pass through stages of relational development.
  4. We have different communication styles and preferences.
    1. Our uniqueness and diversity
    2. Our preferred functioning style when working with others
    3. Our differences in perceptions
  5. We can build positive relationships by utilizing a variety of communication skills.
    1. Speaking in specifics
    2. Listening effectively
    3. Checking our perceptions
    4. Coping with our critics
    5. E.Having the right conversations
  6. Concluding remarks
  7. Summary and evaluation

Note: In-service sessions reflect the specific interests and needs of each school. Sessions can be designed to accommodate a 2-hour meeting to a 3-day retreat.