Debbie Beecher holds an M.A. in Counseling Psychology and
California Credentials both in teaching and in Pupil Personnel
Services. She began her career teaching high school psychology,
government, and economics, spent 15 years as a high school
counselor, and currently counsels in a K-6 inner city school.
Additionally, she is an adjunct counselor for Santa Rosa Junior
College, and an adjunct instructor for the University of San
Francisco. At USF she teachers Consulting with Schools, Fieldwork
Practicum, PPS Intern Orientation, and PPS Traineeship. Ms. Beecher
works intensely with her community's growing population of
English language learners. She especially enjoys the mutual
exchange of strategies used to enhance full educational access for
ELL students found throughout USF fieldwork and consulting classes.
Most recently, she has joined an inter-agency task force to address
gang involvement, especially manifest at the elementary
M.S., Counselor Education, San Diego State University, CA
Work with English language learners.