As the Executive Director at Clark Advanced Learning Center, Mrs. Debbie Kohuth oversees and supports the school's overall operations as part of the Chastain campus of Indian River State College in partnership with the Martin County School District.
Originally from the Poconos Mountains of Pennsylvania, Mrs. Kohuth attended Villanova University and East Stroudsburg University, graduating Summa Cum Laude in 1989 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with secondary education certificate. Mrs. Kohuth taught science at North Pocono and Wallenpaupack Area School Districts at both Middle School and High School levels as well as secondary mathematics and communications for 15 years. Debbie earned her Master’s degrees in Mathematics and in Educational Leadership from the University of Scranton in 1989 and in 2010, respectively.
Mrs. Kohuth has supported teachers and administrators as a member of the Professional Development department of St. Lucie Public Schools and as part of the Curriculum Department as the K-12 Math Supervisor and more recently as the Coordinator of Curriculum and School Improvement, followed by school-based administration at two comprehensive high schools, Fort Pierce Westwood and Port St. Lucie High Schools. She is a trainer for Thinking Maps, Framework for Understanding Poverty, and Facilitative Leadership. Partnering with stakeholders throughout to advance quality instruction and student achievement is at the forefront of her service and servant leadership. Mrs. Kohuth is trained in cooperative learning, common assessment, Instructional Framework, Common Core State Standards Initiative including the Standards for Mathematical Practices, Standards for Mathematical Content, English and Language Arts Standards across multiple content areas, inquiry-based learning by way of the constructivist Five E Model of Instruction (Engage, Explore, Explain, Elaborate, and Evaluate), and Higher-Order Thinking Questioning techniques.