Debra Vorderstrasse graduated from Orleans High School in 1973. She attended the University of Nebraska, Lincoln on a full athletic scholarship and graduated with a BS in Physical Education. Post-graduate work earned a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Doane College.
Deb started teaching in Hebron Public Schools/Thayer Central Community Schools in 1977. She currently holds a Professional Teaching Certificate. Extra duties include Thayer Central’s Web site manager, head track and field coach, and assistant cross country coach.
She is married to Duane, whose career has included farm management and farming. They have two children-Stephanie, who holds a Master’s Degree in English and presently teaches at Thayer Central, and Spencer a mechanical engineer working for Global Industries.
Stephanie is married to Josh Lanik (also a Thayer Central teacher/coach) and has 2 children, Max and Miles. Spencer is married to Ranae, an RN at Thayer County Health Services. They have 5 children Cole, Alex, Graham, Emilia, and Lane.