Degrees and Certifications:
Elementary Education BA 06/1980 Graduate Studies 09-06/1993 ESOL Endorsement 06/2011 Reading Endorsement 12/2017 Gifted Endorsement 06/2017
Mrs. Deborah Blinn
Welcome to the new school year! My name is Deborah Blinn and I have been teaching for 28 years: 17 in Florida and 11 in New Hampshire. I have taught multiple class levels from second to eighth grade, with most of my experience in the third and fifth grades. I love my profession and the wonderful students I have come to know and work with each year. I am equally blessed to be working at South Ocala Elementary with the terrific, third-grade, fifth grade, the gifted team, and outstanding administration and faculty.
Besides a degree in Elementary Education, I have an ESOL (English Speakers of Other Languages) endorsement, a gifted teaching endorsement, and a Reading Endorsement.
I have three grown children and two grown step children who live in Florida, North Carolina, New Hampshire, Virginia, and Arizona. I have three grandchildren and am expecting two more this year. I try to see them as often as I can. I love hiking sections of the Appalachian Trail during the summers. I enjoy painting landscapes and still lifes in oil. I play classical music on the piano and love to read. I've written a few short stories and plan to write intermediate grade fiction in the distant future.
“Family” means everything to me. I believe in working together to support and strengthen our community, classroom, and school family. With everyone’s help, this year should prove to be a remarkable year for all! I am excited to start this new year with you!