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Debi Barrett-Hayes (FL '98)


Florida State University School
Tallahassee, FL

At the time of the Award, Debi Barrett-Hayes was:

Department Chair/Teacher
Florida State University School
Tallahassee, FL

Subject(s) taught: Art
Grade(s): 9, 10, 11, 12

Biographical Information

Debi Barrett-Hayes is the art department co-chair of the visual arts department at Florida State University's K-12 Charter Research School in Tallahassee, Florida. Ms. Barrett-Hayes was one of the first National Board Certified Teachers and was recently recertified in 2006. She is a practicing and published artist and educator, and has been featured in the Getty Foundation's "Arts in Action" Series, the Disney Channel's "School's In" documentary and the Harvard Project Zero Classroom Action series. Ms. Barrett-Hayes is also an accomplished grant writer and incorporates community service annually into her art classes.

Personal Message

Congratulations to all Milken Educators! Stay focused and committed to your profession and passionate to your discipline. Stand proud as an educator and know that you represent all of us as you go out into the world to work with others and demonstrate our profession's commitment to each and every child. My passion is in the arts and in making a contribution to my community and the world each and every year through the visual arts.

Additional Information


1979 Randolph-Macon WomanÕs College, B.A.