Debbie has both bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Mississippi State University. A native of Benoit, she has three children, Nelson, Peyton, and Grace, who all attended FPDS. Her husband, Phillip, is also a former FPDS student and currently serves as a member of the School Board. The Parkers attend First Presbyterian Church. Debbie, who joined the FPDS staff in 2008 after five years in the Rankin County School District, says that teaching at FPDS has truly been a blessing. After school, Debbie enjoys reading and walking.