Deborah Blakeslee is a fifth grade teacher at Apopka Elementary School. She has been a teacher for thirteen years. Mrs. Blakeslee earned her Master’s degree in K-8 Math and Science Education from the University of Central Florida. Some of Mrs. Blakeslee’s accomplishments include the 2021 Teacher of the year, starting the first OCPS Elementary Robotics Team, and OCPS Impact Math teacher. What Mrs. Blakeslee finds most exciting about being a Noyce Fellow is developing opportunities to enhance mathematics instruction for all OCPS students through experiences from our UCF professors, and taking this opportunity to develop pathways to STEM, and lifelong learning for all students.