Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Debbie Bernardo
On a personal note... I was born and raised in Cranston Rhode Island with my brother and two sisters. 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. After graduation I worked at BankBoston (now Bank of America) in the Private Banking Division until God revealed a different plan for me -shortly after my husband and I married, our oldest daughter came along. I was blessed to be a stay at home mom for 22 years - helping my husband run his business. We moved to Ocala in 2005 and have called it home ever since. It was when my youngest was a senior in high school that I decided I wanted to give teaching a try before following through with my original plan of going back into Banking. I signed up to be a substitute teacher, was asked to be a long-term substitute for a Social Studies teacher then was hired as a replacement that same year. I love my job, I love my students and I love it here at Vanguard!