Degrees and Certifications:
Hello! My name is Debbie Gabelman. I am excited to start my sixth year teaching fourth grade at New Albany Intermediate School.
I attended The Ohio State University, where I earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications. For several years, I worked for a large consumer packaged goods company in a variety of roles, including Customer Supply Chain Manager. Although I enjoyed many aspects of my first profession, I made the decision that I wanted a career that was more meaningful to me. There is nothing more rewarding to me than helping a child reach their full potential and become lifelong learners. After three years of attending college full time and substitute teaching, I completed Otterbein University’s Post Baccalaureate Early Childhood (Pk-3) Initial Licensure program and the 4/5 Generalist Endorsement. In April 2023, I also earned my Master of Arts in Education from Otterbein University.
When I'm not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Matt, our children, and our Bernese Mountain dog, Henri. Our daughter, Bryce, is in nursing school. Our son, Ben, is a senior in high school. He runs track and cross country. When I’m not cheering on kids at meets, I love to read, travel, and spend time with friends and family.