Hello! My name is Debbie Bernardo and I'm excited to be back here at Vanguard for the 2019-20 school year! I have 22 years of experience having kids and loving on them with two of those years officially spent teaching in a classroom!! I was coming into a new season of life with all three of my children either graduated or almost graduated and I wasn't certain if I wanted to go back to what I did in my "previous life" (i.e. before kids) which was Private Banking, or follow a buried desire to be a teacher. So, in my youngest daughter's senior year of high school, I thought it would be a good idea to get a preview of teaching to see if it was really the direction in which I wanted to go, so I signed up to be a substitute teacher. I went from "testing the waters" to being thrown in the proverbial deep end, got soaking wet, loved every minute of it and came back for more!
This year, I will teaching Economics and most, if not all of my students, will be Seniors. I look forward to journeying with each of my students, individually and collectively, through their Senior year experiences!
My door is always open and I welcome and encourage input and feedback from students and parents alike.