Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Debbie Bernardo
On a personal note...
I moved to Ocala 15 years ago from Cranston, Rhode Island where I graduted from the University of Rhode Island with a Bachelor of Science in Economics with a minor in Political Science. I met my husband 28 years ago and we've been married 25 of those years; we have three children - two girls and a boy. While I helped my husband run his business and dabbled in Real Estate for a bit, I was blessed to be at home with my kids for 22 years. 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 Private Banking which I did in my "previous life" (i.e. before kids), 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. I signed up to be a substitute teacher and I went from "testing the waters" to being thrown in the proverbial deep en and, got soaking wet.
I have truly loved every minute of it and came back for more! I am looking forward to another near at the best school in the land - Vanguard!