Ms. Debarlaben taught math and computer science at Loyola Academy for five years and wrote software at companies like General Electric and Northrop Grumman for over 18 years.
What makes you excited about your subject, and why do you like teaching it?
“I was writing software for a lot of different companies and noticing that students who I talked to, when I went to the high schools, were really hesitant to try it, and I started feeling like it would be great to be a teacher and maybe reach those students.”
What is one thing that students should know about you?
“I play volleyball. I’m a big volleyball player. I have three children who are graduating from different colleges and different careers, like if they [students] want to know about different colleges.”