“I’ve dedicated my life to education and to supporting and nurturing teachers. We need to get back to an environment where teachers and students can thrive.”

Debora Scheffel (District G) has deep roots in Douglas County. After graduating from the University of Denver with a master’s degree in special education, she served as a special education teacher at Northeast Elementary School in Parker. After completing her doctoral work at Northwestern University, she worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the University of California San Diego, where she studied how language and learning influence each other. Debora has also worked in New York as a rehabilitation program coordinator and in rural schools in Kansas. She recently represented Colorado’s 6th Congressional District on the Colorado State Board of Education for six years, where she worked to better education throughout Colorado . Debora currently serves as the dean of Colorado Christian University’s School of Education, where she works every day to prepare teachers to enter school systems across the state.