Debbie Reagin has worked in the field of Special Education for 43 years. She worked as a VISTA volunteer while in college at the Sunshine Training Center in Miami, Florida. It was there that she discovered her passion for working with individuals with disabilities. Debbie worked for 25 years in DeKalb County Schools as a Special Education teacher (MID, EBD, SLD) and as a Special Education Lead Teacher for grades Pre-K through 12. She worked for 8 years in Cobb County Schools as a Special Education Supervisor and Assistant Director, and in Marietta City Schools for 3 years as Special Education Director. Debbie is currently in her 8th year at the Georgia Dept. of Education where her responsibilities include results driven accountability and autism supports for school districts and families across Georgia. She is very excited about the opportunities that working at the GaDOE provides to support collaboration among school districts and agencies that support individuals with disabilities.
Debbie earned her BSEd and MaED from the University of Georgia in Mental Retardation and Emotional and Behavior Disorders. She earned an Ed.S. from Lincoln Memorial University in Educational Administration and Supervision, and a Doctor of Education from Samford University in Educational Leadership.