Deborah  Beecher

Deborah Beecher, M.A., PPS

Adjunct Faculty, Counseling Psychology

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 level.


M.S., Counselor Education, San Diego State University, CA

Research Areas

Work with English language learners.

Courses Offered
  • PPS Internship
  • Consulting with Schools
  • Fieldwork Practicum
  • PPS Traineeship