Dr. Deborah Estes offers a variety of training in the areas of leadership, teambuilding and effective presentations. Her primary interest is in the area of brain research, and how this knowledge can directly impact our professional and personal lives.
In 1995, she established Estes Group, Inc., which specializes in training to both the business and educational sectors. She currently serves on the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Annual Conference Planning Committee, consults for both the National Staff Development Council and the Bureau of Education and Research and is a member of several local boards. Dr. Estes presents throughout the United States and Canada, and has been a distinguished speaker with the Department of Defense in Seoul, Korea. She is a recognized conference keynote speaker and presenter, and often speaks to Administrative Leadership Teams and conducts Board of Trustees training.
Dr. Estes graduated from Texas A & M University – Commerce with a doctorate in Educational Administration and is a former high school teacher, middle school principal, and Curriculum/Public Relations Director. She also held the position of Senior Consultant for Region 10 Educational Service Center, where her responsibilities included directing, coordinating and serving as a lead trainer of a cooperative service which provided administrative training to more than 1600 superintendents, principals, central office staff and trustees of eighty-two school districts.
On a personal note, Dr. Estes is the mother of two lovely self-sufficient daughters. D. J. is a third year law student at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas, and Taylor is a sophomore at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. She has one hairy son, Mozart. While she is “on the road,” she depends upon her husband, who is a wonderful and stable influence, to take care of things at home.
Working with people of all orientations—educators, parents, community members, businesspersons, corporate leaders and conference participants, Dr. Estes is known for her warmth, humor and ability to involve everyone in the joy of learning.