Deborah Barnes

Educator & President of the North Clackamas Education Association
Class of 2009

Deborah Barnes is an educator, wife, mother, and grandmother, and is a past councilor of the Milwaukie City Council. She also is a former news reporter who gave up a successful career in broadcasting and now teaches high school students the art of broadcasting and digital media in the North Clackamas School District. She is president of the North Clackamas Education Association.
Deborah's career has included leadership positions ranging from President of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists union, President of the Oregon Associated Press Association, and she was Vice-Chair of the Oregon Legislature's Workforce Taskforce 2005. She worked with former Representative Jane Lokan to author a school safety bill signed into law by Governor John Kitzhaber.
Deborah obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Communications from Pacific Lutheran University and her Masters degree from Portland State University in Educational Administration. She is a member of the OEA Public Affairs Cabinet, on the executive board of the NCEA, a delegate to the OEA and NEA representative assemblies, and continues to find time to garden and read. Deborah has three daughters and three grandchildren and is married to Scott Webb who runs his own company, Webb Impressions.

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