Deborah Moore has been associated with the O'Donnell Foundation and Advanced Placement Strategies, Inc. since 1997 and became the APS Arts Director in July 2007. During the past 7 years, she has taught Pre-AP® Art II, AP® Drawing, 2-D Design, and Art History. In the summer of 2007, she will serve as a Studio Art College Board Reader for the AP® art portfolio exam. She has 21 years of teaching experience in three Texas school districts: Houston ISD, Wharton ISD, and Plano ISD. While teaching in Plano ISD, Moore served in various roles of leadership: fine arts department chair, art department team leader, facilitator for the teacher mentor program, member of three schools' Site Based Improvement Committee, East Cluster art team leader and PISD high school art team leader. As an active member of Texas Art Education Association and the National Art Education Association, Moore has presented at both state and national levels. She served as the Region 10 Director in the TAEA Visual Arts Scholastic Event in 2005-2006 and won the TAEA National Art Honor Society Sponsor award in 2004. In 2002, Moore was one of 100 teachers across the United States to be selected as a scholarship recipient of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Teacher Institute in Contemporary Art (TICA) sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. Moore's art students have received numerous awards on both the national and state level including: National Foundation of Advancement of the Arts National Merit Award; Scholastic Arts and Writing National Silver Portfolio and Gold Key Award; TAEA Youth Art Month State Capital Finalist, Governor's Award and State VASE Gold Seal Award; DMA Young Masters Exhibition: Best of Show, 1st place, 2nd place and honorable mention; U.S. Congressional Art Capitol Exhibition Award; Texas Commission of the Arts Young Masters Scholarship Award.