Auclair, Deborah

Deborah Auclair

Auclair, Deborah

This Child Development/Preschool program is where I made my decision to pursue a career in education.

I was a senior at Westfield High School and decided to pursue an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education at Holyoke Community College.  I transferred to American International College and majored in Elementary Education and Special Education, earning a Bachelor of Science Degree in those majors. I worked at American International College for fourteen years, teaching Psychology and Education courses and worked with learning disabled college students in the Supportive Learning Services Program.  During those years I attained a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology  from American International College.

I became the Director of The Preschool at Church of the Atonement while my husband and I raised our two daughters.  My position lasted eleven years until I became a teacher at Westfield High School.

While I have had the privileged  of two separate and wonderful positions during my career, I find that my current position combines all my experiences as the Child Development II Teacher and the Children’s Corner Laboratory Preschool Director. I have the pleasure of working with the high school students who may also decide to pursue a career in working with young children after their extraordinary experience in this rewarding program.

You can reach me at

I can be reached during the day at 572-6285. Please leave a message on the Children’s Corner Laboratory Preschool phone and I will return a call as soon as possible.

I can be located in room 101

After School Help

I have posted after school help on Tuesdays from 2:00 – 3:00 for any student interested in spending time on missed work, reviewing material or are in need of assistance.

I am available many days after school if other arrangements are requested.