Deborah Fink Sailsbery, Ed.D.

Instructor at Kutztown University

Contact Information:

Office: Beekey 204

Office Hours: Monday 4-5:30 pm, Tuesday 5-6 pm, (Thursday in the field)

Phone Number: 412-952-9357


Classes I Teach:
  • EEU 390
  • EEU 391
  • ELU 393
About Me:
     I began my teaching career in the area of music, teaching at the University of Louisville Music Preparatory Department and then in public schools. After receiving my elementary education certification, I taught a variety of grade levels and subject areas from Kindergarten through Middle School. I served as a Middle School Assistant Principal and as an Elementary Principal for a total of thirteen years in the Fox Chapel Area School District in Western Pennsylvania. In 1993, I began serving as a Principal & Administrative Mentor through the University of Pittsburgh Educational Leadership Initiative. During this time, I became an embedded Educational Consultant, working with schools (K-12) to improve student achievement and professional pedagogy. I am delighted to be a part of the Elementary Education Department at KU and am currently supervising student teachers as they finish their certification.
Degrees I Hold:
  • Bachelor Music Education University of Louisville
  • Masters of Elementary Education University or Louisville
  • Pennsylvania Principal Certification and Letter of Eligibility Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Doctor of Education University of Pittsburgh
Areas I Specialize In:
  • Instruction and Assessment
  • Pedagogy Principal Mentor
Quotation Mark

My commitment to teaching and learning remains my constant passion. I view the education of our children as a crucial component for enriching the lives of all people and indeed building a better world.

-Deborah Fink Sailsbery, Ed.D.