Education Policy & Resources


Research Fellow, Sheff Movement Coalition, Hartford, CT


Debs, Mira. 2015. “PreK availability and Access in Hartford’s Magnet and Open Choice Schools.” A Sheff Movement Brief. Sheff Movement Coalition. Hartford, CT.

Debs, Mira. 2014. “Simplifying the Lottery Process: Preferences. “ A Sheff Movement Brief.  Sheff Movement Coalition. Hartford, CT.

Research Fellow, National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector, West Hartford, CT

Policy Brief: National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector (2014), Growth of Montessori in the public sector: 1975-2014. West Hartford, CT: National Center for Montessori in the Public Sector.


Founding Board Member, Elm City Montessori School


To help open New Haven’s first public Montessori school in 2014, I worked collaboratively with six other Board Members in all aspects of school creation and opening including writing our school’s charter, creating Elm City Montessori’s website, planning and overseeing Community Outreach efforts to host Open House events resulting in over 600 applications for 69 slots and leading the hiring committee and nationwide search to recruit our founding principal and teachers.


Creator, schoolHaven, school information for parents by parents created on the community website kidHaven, recognized with the Yale Graduate School Community Service Award 2013