- University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA: BFA
- Antioch University New England, Keene, NH: MEd
Deborah Mahar is a visual artist who has worked with Parker Academy students for close to 15 years. She teaches studio art courses in ceramics, drawing, painting and sculpture. Connecting the arts with Parker Academy’s emphasis on community service, Deborah’s students create ceramic bowls each year for an Empty Bowls Dinner, raising money to support local hunger relief efforts.
An interest in yoga, and mindfulness in education, led Deborah to India in 2013 for a one semester sabbatical. She continues studies in both areas and offers instruction in mindfulness based practices during daily morning and closing meetings at Parker Academy. Deborah is a certified yoga instructor who enjoys sharing the practice with students, faculty and families whenever possible.