Debi Hart, Director of Outreach and Engagement
Debi’s position as Director of Outreach and Engagement provides a perfect opportunity for her to do one of the things she likes to do best; share stories about Bright Spaces and the important work of the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children. After spending 17 years working with Bright Horizons’ corporate clients, partners, and prospective clients, Debi moved to the Foundation to continue to tell those stories in such a way that people want to learn more, do more, and give more.
In her work with Bright Horizons, she held three positions; Consultant, Client Services Director, and Client Relations Director. She has been a Foundation volunteer for many years; serving on multiple committees and putting measurable sweat equity into a Bright Space near her home in Austin, Texas. Prior to Bright Horizons, Debi was an adjunct early childhood education faculty member, a child care center director, a trainer, a volunteer NAEYC validator, and a teacher of young children. She has been a passionate advocate for children and families throughout her life and she looks forward to continuing that advocacy with the Foundation and Bright Spaces.
Debi has a Master’s degree in Early Childhood Education from Hood College in Maryland, and a Bachelor’s degree from University of San Francisco in Organizational Behavior. She lives in the best part of Texas right next door to her son, daughter-in-law and beloved granddaughter; and she loves hosting the many friends and family who come to visit throughout the year.