Debbie graduated from the University of Kent at Canterbury with an honours degree in Drama and English. She gained a PGCE from the University of London, Goldsmiths College. Her acting training was from The Questors Theatre in Ealing. Although Debbie worked professionally in TV and theatre, she realised that her strengths and passion lay in training and directing students rather than performing, and that is why she has now taught Drama for over 30 years, both in mainstream secondary schools and vocationally, at SRA.
Debbie has fantastic success in public examinations, both for LAMDA where most students gain Distinction or Merit and GCSE Drama, where many students gain A* or A grades.