Debbie Hempstead is originally from Connecticut, but has relocated to North Carolina. She graduated with honors and holds a BA degree through St. Andrews Presbyterian College with an add on ESL licensure. She has taught children for over 25 years in Lee, Moore and Montgomery Counties, and was an assistant in the classroom prior to teaching. She is married, has two cats and a dog and enjoys being with family and friends. Her hobbies include quilting, sewing, reading, walking in the woods, long drives with her husband, and spending time with her fur babies.