Dr. Deborah Pattee

Dr. Deb Pattee is in her 13th year as the Middle Level Specialist in the Department of Education Studies in the College of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire. She teaches courses in middle level education and diversity. She holds an Ed.D. from the University of St. Thomas in critical pedagogy. Her dissertation researched white privilege and its impact on K-12 education. Recent work focuses on the Hmong, working with middle level girls, building community, Common Planning Time, and giving student’s voice. She is on the state board of Wisconsin Association for Middle Level Education. In her previous life she taught middle school in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in an all Black school. She is passionate about middle level philosophy and students. She has operated an after school group now for eleven years called Ms Adventure Girls. They work on self-esteem, leadership, wellness and teaming. She has raised four kids - two girls and two boys, with her partner in life, Steve, and all four kids have turned out to be pretty cool folks!