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Deborah Peterson
PSR, Faculty, Program Coordinator at Portland State University
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Biographical Information

Deborah is a scholar/practitioner with 30 years experience in public school teaching and leadership and is currently preparing future school leaders. Her research agenda includes a strong focus on culturally responsive school leadership, the experience of women leaders, and sustaining the human spirit of social justice leaders. Publications include the following: 

Peterson, D. S. (2013). Drafted! An urban principal’s tale. Educational Leadership, 70(7), 74-77. 

Peterson, D.S., Petti, A., and Carlile, S. (2013). Preparing future school leaders to ensure racial, ethnic, linguistic, and socio-economic equity in education: The ‘third way’. Education Leadership Review, special issue, May, 2013, 88-95.

Peterson, D.S. and Lehnhoff, N. (January 2014). Superintendents supporting high poverty schools: School-based social services coordination. e-Journal for New Superintendents. American Association of School Administrators.

Peterson, D.S. (2014). A missing piece in the sustainability movement: The human spirit. Sustainability: The Journal of Record. April 2014, 7(2): 74-77. doi:10.1089/SUS.2014.9810.





Distinctions at UCEA
2013-2014 PSR
Portland State University
2014-2015 PSR
Portland State University
2015-2016 PSR
Portland State University
2016-2017 PSR
Portland State University
2018-2019 PSR
Portland State University