Debbie Fleming is the Director of the Arkansas Co-Teaching Project. As the director, she works closely with the Arkansas Department of Education, Special Education Unit to provide co-teaching professional development support to schools and districts in Arkansas. She coordinates professional development, on-site consultation, and technical assistance for teachers and administrators across the state. Debbie’s work focuses on using different types of instructional strategies to meet students’ unique learning needs. She also serves as the director the state’s Boundless Learning Co-Teaching initiative, a professional development partnership with Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Technology in Education, which provides a blended co-teaching professional development to schools in Arkansas.
Debbie received her BSE from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas and her MSE from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. In her more than thirty years in education, Debbie has taught in classrooms ranging from kindergarten through high school. She participated in the development of the Arkansas Math Matrix, and led the Literacy Learning Progressions state initiative. The Math Matrix and the Literacy Learning Progressions received national recognition and continue to be used by educators across the United States.