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Right For Our Schools
I am a 31-year Nationally Certified teacher in Broward County, having worked at both Blanche Ely High School and South Broward High School. Born and raised in Hollywood, I have been an active and involved member of the Broward County community for over fifty years, as a student, teacher, and parent.
My career in education began in 1989 as a science teacher and swim coach at Blanche Ely High School, and in 1994 I transferred to South Broward High School, where I continued to teach and served as the swim coach for 15 years and the water polo coach. During my time at South Broward, I have sponsored numerous clubs such as Girls Get IT, Shark Club, ROV, and Interact, for which I have organized the Harvest Drive for the past nine years.
Additionally, I have held several peer leadership roles, including Workshop Facilitator, NESS Coach, Marzano Facilitator, AICE Assessor, and am the head of the CTE Department as well as a three-year member of the Faculty Council.
Currently, I serve as South Broward’s Maritime/Marine Science & Technology Magnet Coordinator, a position I have held for the past four years. As a Magnet Coordinator, I have gained firsthand experience in such skill set areas as budgeting, scheduling, transportation, and community outreach. I am a strong believer in BCPS having choices of programs and schools for students that fit and prepare them for their career goals.
I not only have experience with the Broward County Public school System as a teacher, but also a parent, with my two children having attended Stirling Elementary School, Olsen Middle School, and South Broward High School. My younger son, Corey, received special education services throughout his K-12 education, and my older son, Tom, was an active member of the JROTC program and an athlete; Tom is currently enlisted in the U.S. military alongside his wife, continuing his family’s desire to serve others. Through these experiences, I personally understand the importance of being actively engaged in the decisions-making that drives individualized educational planning, as well as involvement in extracurricular activities.
I currently hold various leadership roles in community groups committed to supporting students and making our schools and community safe. This includes serving as the President of the Chris Hixon Athletic Scholarship, dedicated to the memory of my husband, who was the coach at Stoneman Douglas High School who tragically lost his life on February 14, 2018 while trying to disarm the shooter.
Passionate about Broward County’s schools, its students, its teachers and its staff who go above and beyond in their dedication, the primary goals of my campaign are to make the changes necessary to keep our schools safe, not only from active shooters, but from bullying and over testing, expand mental health support for both students and teachers, provide teachers with adequate pay and the resources and policies they need to help students succeed, and build open and positive relationships between schools and their communities. I will bring stakeholders, community leaders, and educators together to develop policy, be open and accessible, be understanding and compassionate, and continue to treat everyone equally and with respect.
OFFICIAL DATE TO VOTE DEBBI HIXON
November 3, 2020
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Debbi's Former Students
Kimberly and Kayla Correia
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Debbi and her family were selected by Military Makeover, a TV production that transforms Veterans houses and helps connect them to their communities. The Hixon family is so grateful to everyone who particpated and contributed to this home makeover, it is spectacular!
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