Deb Davis

Non-Attorney Education Advocate​​


Deb Davis Advocacy

Working collaboratively towards successful outcomes

I'm dedicated to learning everything I can about issues related to education and special education law. I'm devoted to helping students and their families work towards successful educational outcomes.

Just recently, I've been honored to be appointed by the Governor of Maine to serve on the Maine Developmental Disabilities Council (MDDC).

MDDC is a partnership of people with disabilities, their families, and public and governmental agencies which promotes and advocates for equal opportunities for persons with developmental disabilities to participate in every aspect of community life.

The Council has a vision that all people are included, supported, and valued in communities that offer them opportunities to participate and succeed as they choose. I'm super excited to work with this amazing and committed group of people.

We have lived in the Falmouth
community for the past 16 years. My husband Jeff has been a Real Estate Broker in the greater Portland area for over 20 years.

After experiencing many challenges as a parent of a child with developmental disabilities, I was inspired to follow a new career path in educational advocacy.

Born in Baltimore, MD and as the oldest of 4, I grew-up in NJ, CT, Upstate NY and on the upper west side of NYC. My experience with disabilities began in my childhood, growing up with a sister with cerebral palsy. Accessibility, getting her educational needs met and being included like her peers were some of the challenges she faced.

After graduating from Walden High School in NYC and then from the Commercial Art Institute of Pittsburgh with an Associate’s Degree in 1982​, I worked from
1983 to 1991 at various Advertising Agencies in NYC as a Print Production Manager.

In 1991, I settled in Maine and
continued my career as a Print Production Manager. In 1996, I began working with my husband Jeff, as a Real Estate Assistant. In 2001, we adopted our daughter, now 12 in 6th grade and then our son, now 9 in 3rd grade.