Book Me

for your next workshop, speaking engagement, or podcast


I'm Debbie, an educational consultant, special education advocate, and owner of Who’s Learning Now, LLC.  I've worked in the field of general education, special education and child development since 1993. I'm on a mission to help one million children be seen for their abilities, not their disabilities and I'd love the opportunity to support your community as a guest speaker.

 When it comes to our children, we are all better together.

Topics I Speak About

Do you need help with learning styles? Are you looking for someone to explain special education needs to a large group of parents or educators? I am available to conduct workshops and public speaking events to educate your team on child development and special education accommodations. I speak on quite a few topics, but here are a few:
  • Learning strengths
  • Seeing your child for their abilities, not their disabilities 
  • How to be a Positive IEP Team Member – what’s your role? 
  • Creating Your Students Vision 
  • Supporting Your Homeschooler 
  • Getting Ready for Kindergarten 
  • Summer learning: 10 ways to continue developing 
  • Differentiating design and instructional learning 
  • Sensitivity around disabilities and inclusion 
  • Special Education Accommodations 
  • Child Development 
  • And so much more!
"Our agency was creating webinar presentations to assist families in our community during the height of the COVID pandemic.  We needed experts and when we discussed the topic of supporting children with online learning I thought of Debbie given her vast experience in education.  I’m so glad I asked her because she absolutely knocked it out of the park.  She was a delight to work with on planning and brought the perfect amount of knowledge to the presentation so parents didn’t feel overwhelmed.  Debbie did a great job balancing her valuable education and tips while also interacting with participants by responding to their personal questions and concerns. Her warm manner and light humor created an engaging and well received event for all who attended.  We couldn’t have been more pleased with what she gave to our community and can’t wait to use her as a resource again in the future.”
David Miller, LMHC

 Ready to Chat?

To schedule a workshop or speaking engagement, or if you have a topic from this list that you would like to discuss further, please contact me today to set up a consultation.

Services I Offer

Oftentimes parents and educators connect with me knowing they need help, but they don't know exactly what that looks like. That's okay! After chatting, it's not long before we have an action plan. There are many ways that I can support you. Here are just a few of them!

  • Educational consultant
  • Student advocate
  • Attending IEP eligibility meetings
  • Preparing for IEP eligibility
  • Navigating not qualifying for IEP
  • Continuing education opportunities for educators
  • IEP prep support
  • Parent & professional trainings or workshops (in-person & virtual)
  • Student tutoring
  • Parent/teacher support
  • Keynotes 
  • Motivational speaking
  • and more!

Workshop Testimonial

"Debbie Sharp has presented workshops on Preparing for Preschool and Kindergarten to our parents and early childhood staff. Debbie is a wonderful facilitator as she is able to address subjects in a way that brings in her life experiences as a parent while also articulating the knowledge she brings from years of education and experience. Reviews of Debbie’s workshops are always positive. Parents find her easy to talk to and feel they receive answers to their questions that are practical and doable.  Debbie is always a pleasure to work with and I learn something new each time I hear her." 
Kathy Harlow,  Program Manager, North Suburban Child and Family Resource Network

How I Can Help

If you've been looking for help and haven't known where to get it, you're in the right place! Be sure to checkout the resources I have specifically for educators and parents.