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Deborah Johnson

Deborah Johnson – Education Director

With a career spanning over thirty-five years in teaching, curriculum development & coordination, and school administration, Deb’s most recent experience has been serving as the principal of Libby Center in Spokane Public Schools, a school for intellectually gifted children. Her other past leadership roles include, principal at Hutton and Lidgerwood Elementary Schools in Spokane, school administration in the Kiona-Benton City School District and teaching in the Richland School District, all part of the Washington State public school system.

Retiring from Libby Center in July of 2010, her thirteen years there included the creation and development of the full time Odyssey program, serving 200 highly capable students. While at Libby, Deb was also responsible for overseeing Tessera, a one day a week program  dedicated  to serving  350  gifted  and  talented  elementary students from throughout Spokane Public Schools. Deb is widely recognized for her passion and love of gifted children.  Her knowledge and understanding of their unique, specialized needs has led to her strong advocacy for gifted education opportunities and programs for these special youth in the state of Washington. Deb is also currently lending her talents to Whitworth University as a member of the Gifted Advisory Board for their Center for Gifted Education.

Born and raised in Colfax, a small farming community in southeastern Washington, Deb is devoted to her family, as well as the nurturing and learning of all children. She now looks forward to continuing to serve gifted youth and their families through her latest efforts as a co-founder of Prodigy Northwest.


Deb Johnson

Phone:   509.599.4200       

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