Debra Lynde received her BS in secondary education from the University of Vermont and her MA in English from Syracuse University.
She has earned 45 credit hours of continuing education at Norwich University and the University of Vermont in the areas of literacy, writing instruction, and curriculum development. Lynde also has taught AP literature, language and composition classes, as well as adult education at the Community College of Vermont and Institute of Banking, and served as an adjunct professor at the University of Vermont for English majors in the educational program.
Her professional leadership includes membership on the following committees: Vermont State Department of Education Writing Portfolio Committee, State of Vermont Accreditation, State of Vermont Literacy, and the University of Vermont State Essay Writing Committee. Special awards and recognition include the University of Vermont Outstanding Teacher of the Year, Northfield Vermont Rotary Teacher of the Year, Milton Vermont Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the Victor R. Swenson Vermont Humanities Educator Award.
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