Debbie Gibbs

Debbie Gibbs
Debbie Gibbs is a former head of Lowell School. She earned her BA in theater arts from Pomona College, her BS in elementary education from the University of Minnesota, and her MA in educational technology from the University of San Francisco. Her career as a school administrator began when she became interim assistant director at The Blake Schools in Minneapolis, MN. She went on to become the head of upper school and assistant head for academic affairs at Marin Country Day School in California. She became Lowell's fourth head of school in 2007. She has served on the Board of the Association of Independent Maryland Schools (AIMS) and the editorial board of Independent School Magazine, a publication of the National Association of Independent Schools.

Recent Posts

Talking to Children about an Historic Supreme Court Decision

Today’s important Supreme Court decision ruling that same-sex couples have an equal right to marry is something that you may want to help your children explore further.

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Community Service, Service-Learning: What's the Difference?

Last fall, I shared with you some thoughts and suggestions about how families can plant the seeds for children to grow into caring, engaged members of the community. Now, I’d like to focus on the important ways in which schools can...

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How to Teach Children about Giving

Have you noticed that people who actively contribute to their communities lead such fulfilling lives? I’m sure you agree: sharing resources with people or causes about which you feel passionately is incredibly rewarding.

As an...

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Helping Students Learn to Think Well

I didn’t learn the day-to-day essentials of my job while I was at university; so much has changed in my profession! Technology has spurred a revolution in most fields, probably even in yours. Perhaps, like me, you have needed to...

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Choosing Words Wisely

The language we use with children matters. Our words can encourage or discourage their efforts, affirm or deny their feelings, and influence their concept of self and their confidence. The work of psychologist and parent educator,...

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Secrets to Success

The fourth annual NBC News Education Nation Summit was held at The New York Public Library October 6-8, 2013. The Summit’s focus was “What It Takes” to ensure that US students are prepared for college, career, and beyond. Parents,...

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