Deborah Niles


Master's Degree, Elementary Education (Grades 1-6), Lesley University, 2000

Bachelor of Science, Human Services, Lesley University, 1988


Massachusetts Teaching Certification, Grades 1-6; Maine Teaching Certification, Grades K-8

Deborah has been teaching for 25 years and tutors students in grades 1 through 5 in all subject areas. She is experienced in working with students with a wide range of special needs and has taught in inclusion classrooms; she has worked with students with physical needs, ASD, attentional needs, and anxiety/depression. She enjoys building stress-management and mindfulness into her instruction. She is experienced in incorporating technology into her instruction as well as providing remote tutoring services. Additionally, she enjoys developing personalized curriculum to meet the specific needs of her students.
Deborah says: “I enjoy teaching the “whole child”- taking their strengths and building on those, including any areas of interest, and filling in needed skills to make them feel confident, focused, and ready!  In my school I have built a greening effort that allowed students to plant, compost, harvest and eat organic foods, and received the Green Schools award in 2020.  I also enjoy incorporating science and social studies into my teaching, to help children connect with the world around them. I have boy/girl twins, like to travel, exercise, and read. I previously volunteered at Lovelane, a Special Needs horseback riding center, and now volunteer at a food pantry in Maynard.  I would love to work with you and your child!”