Company: LPA Counseling
Location: Valparaiso, Ind.
Celebrating 26 years at LPA Counseling, Debra Sheibels currently serves as director of tutoring services, providing expertise in special education. As an educational facility, LPA Counseling relies on her to offer special needs education and resources to a variety of educators and students. Initially, Ms. Sheibels became involved in her profession through her interest in teaching.
The highlight of Ms. Sheibels’ career was playing a role in having the highest number of students pass the Indiana Statewide Testing for Educational Progress exam in 2006. She attributes her success to her patience, helpful nature and the joy she finds in reaching out to her students. Ms. Sheibels has participated in many Bureau of Education & Research workshops.
Ms. Sheibels received a master’s degree in elementary and special education from Valparaiso University, and a Bachelor of Science from Central Michigan University. She holds memberships with the Indiana State Reading Association, Indiana State Teachers Association, and National Education Association. During her free-time, Ms. Sheibels supports the Good Samaritan Sewing Circle at Valparaiso First United Methodist Church, and is with the Sweet Adeline’s Church Choir.