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Debbie Lawler

Debbie Lawler

PRESCHOOL DIRECTORoffice: 703-793-0026 X119

Debbie became the preschool director at Floris UMC in May 2014. Floris UMC Preschool is the fourth preschool that Debbie has had the privilege to run in her career. Previously, she was a director in Warner Robins, Georgia; Hampton, Virginia; and Fairfax, Va. Debbie has a Bachelor of Arts in education from Arizona State University. She grew up in Tallahassee, Fla. where her parents still live today. She met her husband, Scott, when she was 15 and married him several years later. Debbie and Scott traveled the country while Scott served in the Air Force for 21 years. They settled in the Northern Virginia area in 1997 and have two grown children. Debbie enjoys the challenge of running a preschool with 170 children and 20 staff members. Her responsibilities include communicating with parents, church staff, teachers and, of course, playing with the preschoolers (obviously the best part of everyday)! 

First job: Being a summer camp counselor at First Baptist Church in Tallahassee

Favorite Bible verse: Matthew 19:26 and Philippians 4:13 

Idea of a perfect day: Skiing down the mountains in Breckenridge, Colo. with her family or sitting on the beach with a good book and a cool beverage. 

Most people don't know this about Debbie: She is an avid sports fan, especially college sports! 

Most interesting vacation: Exploring the Caribbean islands with her family on a week-long cruise.