Deb deVries has over 30 years of experience in the education industry. She began her career in the classroom as a special education teacher after earning her master’s degree at the University of Utah. She has held marketing and sales leadership positions supporting educational technology in K-12 schools nationwide with Control Data Corporation, MECC, NetSchools, PLATO, Pearson, and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. In addition, she has been a successful independent consultant providing services to companies and organizations including Connors Communications, Consulting Services for Education (CS4ED), International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), Time To Know, Lightspeed Technologies, Red Rock Reports, Association for Educational Publishers (AEP), Pearson Foundation, American Association for School Administrators (AASA), Impact Education and most recently Nervanix. In 2014, Deb retired from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and has since focused on independent consulting and developing Girls Thinking Global with her long time colleague and good friend, Kathy Hurley.