Sustainable Change and Growth

deborah_curetonA veteran of academia, Deborah Cureton brings her extensive experience in the education sector to her coaching practice by helping companies and their leaders apply strategies found in the academic world to enable positive sustainable change and growth in the business setting.

At Safe Harbor Consulting, Deborah helps clients better understand their business organizations and operations by employing the kind of precise, in-depth assessment and instructional strategies found in academia.

Deborah served most recently as a Professional Development Specialist for the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Center for Instructional Leadership, where she supported leaders to develop impactful, effective skills in ensuring academic excellence for all students.

Prior to that, Deborah held several other roles for the DoDEA. She was a DoDEA Americas Instructional Systems Specialist for Special Education, which included overseeing special education services for military dependents, and also served as a representative for the Counsel for Chief State School Officers Special Education State Collaboratives on Assessment and Student Standards. She was an IEP Facilitator for Early Dispute Resolution as well as an autism consultant and educator for students with significant disabilities in DoDEA, Georgia and Ohio.

Deborah’s awards include a nomination as a Gwinnett County Teacher of the Year in 2007 and the Central Ohio Special Education Resource Center Teacher of the Year in 1997.

Deborah and her husband Keith recently moved to Chattahoochee Hills, GA, where she serves on the Chattahoochee Hills Charter School Governing Board. She and Keith are parents to four adopted adults and grandparents of seven.