Debora Scheffel was appointed in October, 2013, as Dean of the School of Education, at Colorado Christian University. Previous to her appointment at Colorado Christian, she was Dean of Research at University of the Rockies, and Dean of the School of Education at Jones International University. She held a tenured professorship at the University of Northern Colorado, Greeley, Colorado, served as the Director of Competitive Grants and Awards/Literacy Grants and Initiatives at the Colorado Department of Education, and served as special assistant to the Colorado Commissioner of Education in literacy.
Debora earned a Master’s degree from the University of Denver in special education, a PhD in communication sciences and disorders from Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, and completed a National Institutes of Mental Health post- doctoral fellowship from the University of California, San Diego in cognitive science.
She was elected to the Colorado State Board of Education in November, 2010 and served a six-year term representing the 6th Congressional District. She was appointed by a vacancy committee to the Colorado State Board of Education in February, 2018 to complete a retiring member’s term representing the 4th Congressional District. She is passionate about quality public education, a range of available educational options, and knows the value of exemplary teachers, great school leaders, and parents who best know their children’s educational needs and potential.