Deborah Nied


I graduated from The University of Georgia with a BS in Psychology in 1996, and later attended The Evergreen State College and obtained a Master’s in Teaching degree in 2003. At this point, I was able to realize my dream of becoming a teacher. In 2009, I earned National Board Certification as a Middle Childhood Generalist.

It is hard to believe, but this will be my 12th year teaching! Time has just flown! Before teaching at Roosevelt, I taught 4th grade at Garfield for 5 years, and 8th grade Physical Science at Nisqually Middle School for 1 year.

I grew up in Marietta, Georgia, and the closest members of my family still live there (including my mother-in-law who lives in Savannah). I go back home as frequently as I can, but am very happy and thankful to call Olympia my home. My family here includes my husband, Kenn, my 17-year-old daughter, Lydia, my 7-year-old daughter, Olive, our dog, 1 cat, and a chicken.

In my spare time, I LOVE to train for ½ marathons and triathlons. When I am home, I usually have my nose in a book (typically historical fiction). A joy of mine is being outdoors as much as possible. I enjoy hiking and camping with my family as much as I can.