She earned her Master’s degree online in Educational Technology from Pepperdine University in 1999. Since this time, she has taken her technology training skills out of the public schools and into the rest of the world. She has worked as an international trainer, training in countries such as Tanzania, Africa, Ukraine, Croatia, Turkey, and Austria.She has led large school districts to numerous successes in technology through her school, district and state technology leadership positions.
Debra has taught technology applications on a college level and has even been the personal home-school teacher for comedian Eddie Murphy’s own children. Mrs. Atchison has vast experience in online learning as well. She has written, designed and even taught online courses for continued learning credit and collegiate environments.
Debra’s enthusiastic, patient and interactive approach to professional development leaves educators not only with new skills, but also motivation, excitement, and passion for implementing technology best practices into their curriculum as soon as they return to their classroom. Debra is a Google for Education Certified Trainer and Google Apps Certified Administrator. She is also the co-founder of EdCamp Global and EdCamp Global Classrooms. Both are 24-hour online learning experiences for teachers and students around the world with over 2,200 classrooms from 60 countries participating.