Florida art educator Debra Campbell has taught Pre-K - 8th grade art at Hillel Academy of Tampa for 18 years. She attended the Sam Fox College of Art at Washington University and received a master’s in art therapy at Goddard College. Debra has always felt the importance of being active in her community. She worked with Creative Tampa Bay as it launched its’ economic development mission to foster a region of creatives. In 2004 she formed a non-profit, Forward Thinking Initiatives, that began with a mission to teach entrepreneurship to teens and developed into teaching “Artrepreneurship.” Debra was also inspired by local St. Petersburg artist Bob Barancik to work with young people developing social commentary art through an Art Not Hate program. Debra enjoys working in collage and mixed media; she aims to create visual dialogues about our environment and the meditative qualities of reflections.