Debra Shapiro, DTE
Mrs. Debra E Shapiro, DTE
Board of Directors STEM Teacher Forest Glen Middle School
Forest Glen Middle School 200 Forest GLen Dr. Suffolk VA 23434 US
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Education: MS Ed. Old Dominion University, 2001 BA University of Northern Iowa, 1986 AAS Marshalltown Community College. 1983 Professional Organizations: Affiliate Representative 2019 - 23 ITEEA - Director - Region 1 2017 - 19 VTEEA - President 2014 - 16 Experience: Authorized Teacher Effectiveness Coach, Commonwealth of Virginia, 2018 - Present Supervisor/Recruiter, Black Rocket Productions, 2018 - Present Forest Glen Middle School, Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2014 - Present King's Fork Middle School, Technology and Engineering Teacher, 2006 - 2014 Suffolk Public Schools, Technology Lead Teacher, 2003 - 2006 Forest Glen Middle School, Technology and Engineering Teacher, 1990 - 2003 Maury High School, Technology and Engineering Teacher, 1987 - 1990 Mrs. Shapiro is currently a middle school technology and engineering teacher for Suffolk Public Schools and a supervisor/recruiter for Black Rocket Productions. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Arts Education from the University of Northern Iowa in 1986 and a Master’s of Science of Education degree in Administration and Supervision from Old Dominion University in 2001. Debra has 28.5 years of experience as a middle school teacher, 3 years teaching high school, and 3 years as a technology lead teacher. She has presented at numerous conferences and provided professional development for teachers in Suffolk Public Schools and Norfolk Public Schools. Mrs. Shapiro has served as President Elect, President, President/Immediate Past President, and Immediate Past President of the Virginia Technology and Engineering Educators Association from August of 2013 – July of 2017. She served on the Board of Directors as the Region 1 Director of the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association March of 2017 to April of 2019. She has fulfilled other positions in both organizations as a committee member, committee chairperson, task force chairperson, Publications Editor, and ITEEA Affiliate Representative. Debra is a member of Alpha Phi and Epsilon Pi Tau. Mrs. Shapiro has been recognized numerous times as the Career and Technical Education Teacher of the Year for the schools where she has taught. She received ITEEA Emerging Leader Recognition in 2017 and the Distinguished Technology Educator (DTE) in 2018. She has been awarded the VTEEA Presidential Citation for Exemplary Professionalism and Service to VTEEA in 2012 and again in 2018 for Leadership and commitment to providing professional development experiences that contribute to teachers’ implementation of the engineering design process in Technology and Engineering Education across the Commonwealth of Virginia. In 2019 Debra was awarded the John Monroe Outstanding Service Award for Dedicated Service and Exemplary Leadership to the Association and the Profession across the Commonwealth of Virginia. Debra, her husband Stephen, and their son Benjamin live in Suffolk, Virginia. Steve is employed by Suffolk Public Schools as their master plumber and Benjamin works for the City of Suffolk in the Traffic Engineering Department. The Shapiro’s also have a plumbing company that has been in business since 2012. Deb and Steve enjoy riding their Harley Davidson motorcycles and watching football, hockey, and baseball in their free time.