Debra Steransky is a retired teacher who lives in a somewhat rural, definitely agricultural area of north central Pennsylvania near Hughesville, PA. She retired from teaching after 34 years spent mostly in another small town, Benton. Her career as a teacher was split between elementary special education and regular 5th grade. Debra is curious and passionate about the outdoors and protecting the environment, and to better serve in that area, she has become a Pennsylvania Master Gardener and a Pennsylvania Master Naturalist. Serving in those organizations allows her to combine her passion for God’s creation and her desire to teach others about it. Because she is a long-time friend with Michael, co-founder of STTIT, she has been a supporter from the start, and took the on-line training in the fall of 2018 with the goal of becoming a better listener. God seems to have more in mind than just self-help sometimes, so Debra joined STTIT as a listener and trainer. She and her husband, Mike, are the parents of one daughter who currently lives in Oregon. They also share their home with a lovable black Labrador.