Deb Whitmore is an educator, artist and creator of The Fabulous Fakes. As a faculty member of the Samuel Brown School in Peabody, MA, she has been involved in many activities beyond her K - 5 art teaching assignment.
Since 1995 she has led educational and art-related workshops at the local, national and international levels. As liaison between the Elementary Fine Arts Department and eight elementary school principals, along with troubleshooting for the department and mentoring new teachers, she coordinates professional development activities as well as citywide art exhibits.
She developed a class titled "Integrative Art" that involves team teaching with classroom teachers and integrates art with other subjects such as language arts, math and science. Whitmore serves on the ad hoc committee to help design the new Samuel Brown School, now under construction, and has participated in planning meetings with the architects as well as field trips to new school sites.
Before returning to teaching after her son was born, Whitmore managed her own business, called dorabella, where she designed and made woven paper jewelry and art. Her work has been accepted into numerous juried exhibits and won many prizes. Whitmore's studio work includes paper weaving, paper engineering and bookmaking.
Deb Whitmore received a B.F.A. from Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, Mass. (1970) and an M. Ed. from Lesley University, Cambridge, Mass. (1998).