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    Ms. Deborah Ragan 
    Ms. Ragan is excited for another year as Discovery’s Dean!  She is looking forward to further cultivating trusting relationships and to foster an environment of respect, deep commitment, and collaboration. She is eager to team up with our dedicated and highly motivated staff, our enthusiastically supportive families, and our excited students. 
    Ms. Ragan is a Minnesotan at heart, but she has lived in several other chilly places including New Hampshire, Utah, and Maine. She has also lived in the not-so-chilly state of Texas, where she earned her B.S. in Elementary Education at the University of Houston with specializations in Early Childhood and Biology. She later received her first Master’s in Initiatives in Education at George Mason University, with an emphasis on math education and character development.  She taught first grade in Loudoun County for twelve years, allowing her the privilege to mentor teachers and build Professional Learning Communities. This then inspired her to return to George Mason University to earn her second Master’s in Educational Leadership. 
    She has a daughter who graduated with a Psychology degree where she completed research on applied cognition in aeronautics.  She just returned from a professional internship in Data Analytics for the "Most Magical Company on Earth" and she will be starting her Master's in Data Science this winter.  Ms. Ragan has an angelic black lab/dachshund mix who doesn't enjoy being left home alone!  She loves to read and her favorite children’s book is whichever one she is currently reading. She enjoys cooking with her daughter and exploring new cuisines.  

    Ms. Ragan looks forward to another outstanding year at Discovery as we blaze new trails together!  Please feel free to contact her anytime at school (571) 252-2370 or by email at Deborah.Ragan@lcps.org

     "Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." 
    ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~
Last Modified on August 21, 2018